A bit of this…. and a bit of that.

The offers mentioned in the following post are no longer available.


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……..?

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.


Remember this?

You may remember seeing this photograph a while ago

It is shown hanging on the line to dry after dyeing and was very quickly sold. This morning I had a lovely email with a link to this blog. It was my lovely friend Pam that bought the skein, and I just love the way she has used it. Pop over and take a look. There is more information about the scarf in her Etsy shop which is also worth a visit. Incidently, part of it is one of the images that I chose for one of the changing images at the top of this blog.

Have you made something using items purchased from me either online, by phone, Etsy or at a show? If you have written about it somewhere why not send me the link – it might end up being featured here too.

I’m continuing to add to my Etsy shop. There will be more later today. Each dyed item is unique – there is only one and I won’t be dyeing another like it. Previously I have added a few repeatable collections, from now on that will cease – everything will be a one off!

It’s only just over a week away – but there is still time for a couple more enrolments on the Busy Bees dyeing course. Based in Newport, S Wales, Busy Bees Patchwork are recovering from a devastating fire in which everything was lost. They are now in the process of preparing to open in new premises, and I’m delighted to be able to support them in this endeavour. I wrote a little bit about the course here, too.  For speed contact them by email – details on this page. I’m looking forward to catching up with everyone down there – and to hearing news of the re-opening. As usual we will have a few bits and pieces with us – some of our machine threads, the chiffon scarves and, of course, some of our hand dyed items.




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