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Drawn to the Valley Open Studios

Drawn to the Valley Open Studios 29th August 2015 to 6th September 2015 Visit Katy  and Melissa at home and see them at work. Studio numbers: 23 and 24 Studio address: Little Honeycombe, Tamar Way, Gunnislake, Cornwall PL18 9DH Studio … Continue reading

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Cornish Garden Sketchbook – Winter Flowering Jasmine

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Shade Card

I have been meaning to make a shade card for my threads for ages, and I am often asked for one at shows – but it has always somehow slipped to the bottom of my ‘to do’ heap. At last … Continue reading

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Tambour Work

I have been experimenting with tambour hooked chain stitch recently. It has taken me some time to to feel at home with the tambour hook – that really is an understatement to the point of downright fib, as anyone who … Continue reading

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Gunnislake Festival

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Makit LQ&N Fair

On Sunday we had a stand at the Makit LQ&N Fair at the East of England Showground near Peterborough. It was the sort of show I really love with good general organization, lots of interesting stands and plenty of visitors. It … Continue reading

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Mola – Jonah and the Whale

Here is my new Mola ‘Jonah and the Whale’. I really enjoyed stitching it. You can see that I used Kantha stitching for the background. Kantha consists of rows an rows of running stitch, I work them in closely spaced contours round … Continue reading

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Primrose Spring

With the endless rain we have been having here in Cornwall I have been cheering myself up by dreaming of spring, specifically banks of pale yellow primroses under clear blue Cornish skies. Here is the result, a lovely pack of … Continue reading

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Craft 4 Crafters

We are getting ready for Craft 4 Crafters at Westpoint, Exeter, Thursday 30th January 2014  to Saturday 1st February 2014.  It is the first show of the year – and a big one, although our stand is quite small as … Continue reading

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Chain Stitch

I have just added stitch instructions for chain stitch to our How To’s and Stitch Methods. It is a really good basic embroidery stitch and very versatile as it is good for both outlines, where it can be used for lovely smooth … Continue reading

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