November 10th, 2008
Island Collection – Hibiscus
As a treat to our CSG Members, we included one of this series of projects in Issue 72 of Stitch That, the CSG magazine (Go to Join us) with colour pictures of the rest of the designs. These pretty miniature projects were inspired by our visit to Bermuda -We had been invited by the Bermuda Guild of Stitchery, me to teach and Bill, my husband to keep my company.
The chart and instructions for Hibiscus were included in Issue 72 of our magazine and we added pictures of the others in the series and I know how popular they have been! The joy of stitching these little projects is that they are worked using Stef Francis hand painted twelve ply silk thread with stranded cotton (floss) added for the detail. The other clever bit is that the packs include the little faux oak picture frame and die-cut mount (mat) so you can complete the stitching and frame the project in a day!
You can find (from left to right) Wild Rosemary, Rain Forest, Azure Ocean, Morning Glory (below) Sea Shell, and, of course, Hibiscus in our online shop
June 23rd, 2008
Strawberry Needle Tidy
Next weekend, we are going to the Holiday Inn in Garforth for our Strawberry and Champagne Weekend and I thought you would like to see the Strawberry Needle Tidy planned for the event. It is one of three projects planned for the two days and I only finished this one yesterday (thanks to Carole Weighill of Threadneedles, East Grinstead who found me the bead I needed! www.threadneedles.co.uk)
Side View of the Strawberry Needle Tidy
I am really pleased with it and I will be designing and stitching three more in the series which will also be offered as kits in our Stitchers’ Market. I am hoping the Strawberry Needle Tidy will be available in a couple of weeks. Keep an eye on this page and you will know when it arrives.
The bottom of the Tidy and a view of the inside