Sunday, 26 June 2011

I have been west, east and in the middle of the country in the last week, meeting so many wonderful and inspiring stitching enthusiasts, Cowslip Workshops in Cornwall, Chelmsford Embroiderers' Guild and Lutterworth Embroiderers' Guild, all of which made me so welcome, and it's just been so fantastic to see the wealth of creativity amongst those clever people.
I love it, I love the travelling, I love the union of meeting people with a common interest, I love the soaking up of the stitching atmosphere, and then when, as all good things have to come to an end, I love the coming home.

Happy Stitchers at Cowslip Worshops

Friday, 3 June 2011

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Jo Colwill kindly put my name forward to show Kirstie Allsopp how to machine embroider onto soluble fabric for Kirstie's new programme to be shown on Channel 4 later on in the autumn. The filming took place in Nottinghill in London a couple of weeks ago.
The whole experience was daunting, terrifying and exciting all at the same time, and now its all over I loved every bit of it! We were taken to London in a silver Range Rover driven by Paul, who was just lovely and very calming. Kirstie Allsopp was very nice indeed and very professional, she and the team made us very welcome, as did Ellie who phoned me everyday leading up to the filming with different schedules, locations and times, so much so that my head spun. I was very glad to go with Jo, we encouraged each other and I hope kept each other calm too. You just never know what's around the corner, each time the telephone rings!

now back with a bump and reality once more, I'm knee deep in making pieces for the orders I took at The British Craft Trade Fair back in April, and I can't believe it's already June!!