Sunday, 13 June 2010

North and South

I have been with the West Bridgford Embroiderers Guild group members giving a talk and then a workshop in Pictorial Machine Embroidery. They made me very welcome and were of course an incredibly talented and lively group of stichers and textile enthusiasts. They were the first group to see my book and it was received very well with genuine excitement, it got very positive comments and lots of oohs are arrs over Cescas photographs. I had a lovely time with them. Next week I visit the members of Chelford and North Cheshire branch of the embroiderers Guild and then I go to Cowslip Workshops in Launceston.
I love meeting and working with groups of enthusiastic stitchers and seeing what delights they embroider with their sewing machines, each piece each student of the workshop makes is an individual piece unique only to its maker. I am very privileged to have the opportunity to meet and work with so many talented stitchers.
Then I am on holiday for two weeks, so this will be my last posting for some time.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

My book- Creative Machine Embroidery published with A & C Black, has arrived!

Cesca Sims photographs make it visually a treat. The text, well you'll have to decide on that!

My Book is on Amazon to reserve, and will be released on July 2nd.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Material made Magic

My collection of new pieces has arrived with Louise at Clay Barn for the exhibition "Material made Magic" 4th - 7th June I am really sad not to be there for the show but I am teaching over the weekend. My work is in the capable hands of Louise and the fellow exhibitors including:

Louise Darby-Ceramics

Jenny Crisp-Baskets

Anna de Ville-Jewellery

Ray Key-Turned Wood

Helen Nock-Furniture

If you are in the area go along. The address is:

Clay Barn




B49 6NQ

01789 765214