Sunday, 19 February 2012

Lovely clever stitchers at the end of the Cowslip Workshops with all their beautiful machine embroideries, ooh, what a wonderful weekend. Well done everyone and happy stitching!

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Strip pieces idea

I have been preparing for a children's fabric applique workshop that I am holding later on in the month, and needed to rummage in my fabric stash for suitable fabrics for the workshop, (I like to be prepared early in advance) of course I came across long lost friends in my hoardings and couldn't help myself but assemble some of them together and have started to create a little bit of piecing together. The sheer joy of laying down fabric scraps and sewing them together has really lifted my spirits in this rather drab drizzly Saturday afternoon, I hope very much that my little charges in a few weeks time will feel the same too, I hope also that the drizzle has been swapped for the sunshine by then.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012


Kirstie's Handmade Britain Television programme is currently being repeated again on Saturday evenings,  at 7.10pm on More Four channel,  the episode with Jo Colwill and myself is going to be aired this Saturday, coincidental I am teaching at Jo's wonderfully inspiring Cowslip Workshops this Saturday and Sunday and I shall be showing my workshop students how to work with the exciting Soluble Fabric and what you can make with it, watch this space!

Thursday, 2 February 2012

In the last eighteen months on my daily train journey to the studio I've been crocheting hexagons as seen and inspired from the lovely attic 24 blog site, and here finally is my finished blanket! It is truly a riot of colour. My criteria was that I was only going to use yarn I had already (I had been very luck and been given lots independently from two Friends who were both moving houses) of course as soon as I starting my hooky heaven pilgrimage I broke my criteria instantly, how can one resist going into any yarn shop on ones travels and not seeing the perfect coloured yarn for ones blanket!