Missenden Abbey

We are the suppliers at Missenden Abbey on Saturday. Don’t forget to let us know if you need anything specific. I’m teaching at Wey Valley Workshop tomorrow, so an email is the best way to let us know.

I’ve also just listed a number of new colourways of the Sassa threads, they are linked from here, but you will have to keep scrolling down to find them all. All the listings today are unrepeatable collections and two of them have already gone. Click each picture over there to find them, payment is via PayPal.


Time for the next step?

Term has ended and the summer holidays are stretching out  Next term seems a long way away, but it will be here sooner than you think.

If you like Machine Embroidery, and want to take it a little further, I thought I’d tell you about a new course at Missenden Abbey this term.  It’s being taught by my friend Janet Crowther, and I can really recommend it.  Those of you that have attended Urchfont Manor will have heard of her, but her name may be new to some of you.  Her teaching is excellent, and she always draws the very best out of her students.  Starting in October she is teaching Historical Heirlooms, a City and Guilds course with a difference. There is a little information below, but do ask for more by contacting the college direct.  This course isn’t in the brochure, and it would be such a shame if it doesn’t run as it is such an unusual and interesting one.

By the way, we’ll be at Missenden Abbey Summer School on Tuesday.  Maybe we’ll see you there?

Something fishy

So, what I have been doing?  Quite a lot of this and that, with some time for creativity thrown in!  I’ve been boiling up some cauldrons too, and more about that later.

Firstly, here’s part of a piece started on the embellisher.  It’s a combination of fabrics, some stitching, and some printing.

It’s due some machine embroidery shortly, but that won’t be this week.

On Saturday we are travelling to Missenden Abbey for their Open Day.  Anyone coming? Don’t forget to come and say ‘hi’.  If you want us to bring something specific you can give us a ring, contact details are here.   There is never enough room, so we have to be selective in our choice of supplies.

As for the cauldron, well, I’ve been preparing some interesting and exciting samples for a new course that is running next month.  It’s called ‘Let’s Play With Dyes’, and promises to be fun.  It will be the last time I am teaching at Urchfont Manor before it closes, and this course is not the same as any I’ve taught before.  You’ll have to wait for a while to see any samples, I want them to remain a secret until the course.  They are fun techniques – using some unlikely ingredients to obtains interesting results.  There are still a couple of places on the course, so if you haven’t been to Urchfont before this could be your last chance.  If you have been before you can enjoy the facilities and food for maybe the last time.

Sadly it has apparently been decided not to have the Open Day at Urchfont this year.  If you are disappointed you can still get your textile ‘fix’ this weekend at Missenden Abbey, and also at Eastleigh College at the beginning of next month.  I’ll let you have more details of that in a day or so, but in the meantime, I hope to see you on Saturday at Great Missenden.  

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