A bit of this…. and a bit of that.

So, are you coming to Canford? Do you know about Canford? If you are in the south of England it’s a show that’s worth visiting for supplies and more.  Details are in the Flyer below. If you can’t get there, though, don’t go away. Read on – it will be worth your while.

Canford Needlework Festival Flyer

I’ve spent the last few days packaging bits of this and that for the show – and for the Maltings show which is the following weekend. We will have a few special reduced prices etc on the stand at Canford, but I suddenly thought of all those that are too far to come along! I thought it was about time I did a special offer for you too, so here are a few things to chew over.

Firstly, our hand dyed viscose. You hardly need any to create a lovely effect. Sandwich it between two chiffon scarves as a surface for hand or machine stitching – add delicate slithers into embellished surfaces, use it for Nuvo Felt (my favourite use, but not the only way I use it by any means). You can also use it with a matte or other medium to make a ‘paper’ similar to silk paper – and that makes a really sumptuous surface for stitching. Why not incorporate some threads or clippings of fabric at the same time – sheer luxury. You will find the offer here.

Secondly I have put together a bundle of our hand dyed Silk Carrier Rods. Of course you could use them with the viscose – or dampen them to make a silky paper, make beads, 3d surfaces, etc. Break them down into finer layers or use them as the are….. the choice is yours. The offer is in the same place.

Silk Carrier Rods

Silk Carrier Rods

Thirdly, our very popular fine scrim is packaged in two ways.Five pieces of co-ordinating colours are included in each pack. It is really fine – and ideal for layering, or adding texture to surfaces. I love to use it on the embellisher – it makes a very interesting fabric when embellished with the viscose – the matte and shiny finishes contrast well, and stitching with appropriate threads just makes the surface even better. Take a look here for more information. The following picture was taken before packaging – it looks even better when that is done

Fine Scrim

Fine Scrim

(We also sell it in larger pieces – but this isn’t on offer today. If you are interested either comment below or send me a message)

Lastly, I thought that maybe you would prefer a mixed pack, so there is also a Value Bundle! A little bit of this…… and a little bit of that! Something of all of the above – and a little extra surprise, too. No photograph, though, because that would spoil the surprise…. Take a look here for more details.

There is also a comment about postage on the linked page. You will only pay one lot of postage if you buy more than one pack – I can easily arrange that via an invoice.

REMEMBER – these offers WON’T be at Canford – and they are only available here until tomorrow (Thursday) evening. That will give us time to take them out of stock before I go for the day.

I’ll be demonstrating at some point – and may have some other information for you too, so do come and see us on the Winifred Cottage Stand. It will be worth the visit. And who knows what we might be offering on Sunday……..?

Just a reminder

September begins tomorrow – and with it the start of a month of Be Creative prompts. Now you can join in even if you aren’t on Facebook. Take a look here for the initial details and follow the links.

Feel free to pass this information on to anyone that you know might be interested. There will be one prompt a day, some of which will be part of a series spread over several days. I hope you will join in too.

Gosh, that was quick!

Well, I began the day by listing a few thread collections on Etsy with the intention of making a collage for you here later in the day. As it happens, several of them have already sold – so if you would like to take a look I suggest you do it quickly. This link will take you to the shop and so too will the picture below which is just one of those still available. If I have time I will be listing more later or over the next few days. All of these collections are unique – there won’t be another one listed on the internet.

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Today’s special offer – Gone

This Rowan Yarn has been discontinued. It knits up beautifully, but because it is a hollow tube can also be used for other techniques. I have seen it stitched (using zigzag or a decorative stitch) into grids and alongside to make amazing scarves and even a throw. Can also be ‘stuffed’ for amazing effects. This is a special offer for the whole bundle of 9 balls and includes postage to the UK

Specifications: 50g per ball

Colour 343 Sandy

needles 8mm/11 US/ 0 UK

70% Viscose 30% Linen

Bundle including postage to the UK – please contact for address overseas – only one available   £33.00     SOLD

 

 

 

 

What are you doing on Saturday?

Due to pressure of work and family committments there will be no Be Creative in July. However, here is a chance to be as creative as you like and be rewarded for your efforts with an exchange!

Saturday August 2nd has been designated the National Celebration of Stitch. Various UK branches of the Embroiderers’Guild have organised venues for stitching, but what about those who are not members of a branch – or who can’t get to a venue – or just want to stitch where they are ……. Well, here is an event for you!

Artist Trading Cards are small works of art that can be made using any technique, but in celebration of Stitch this post is to announce an exchange of the little stitched cards. There is no specific theme, the only criteria is that some stitch must be included somewhere – hand stitching, machine stitching – your choice. ALL STANDARDS ARE WELCOME – YOU ONLY NEED AN INTEREST IN STITCHING TO TAKE PART.

If you would like to take part please complete the form below with your name and address. By completing the form you are committing to making an ATC and sending it to the participant whose name you will be given. This form goes directly to me – you will receive details from ATCexchange (at) gmail.com – you can also email directly if you prefer. Please pass the word too.

Where will you be tomorrow?

Anyone attending the Embroiderers’ Guild Regional Day in Chichester? I’ve already hidden a little ATC – there to be found and kept. It’s one of my raspberry prints.

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If this one is found quickly there will be another – a different design. See you there.

We will also have some new collections of Quintettes. These are in very short supply – and once they are gone there is no repeating.