Jenny Haynes’s sunflowers

On September 10th Jenny Haynes aka Pappersaxsten came to the studio to do a workshop on curved piecing; in particular her sunflower quilt. I’d spotted her version of the quilt on Instagram and loved it and since circles are my ‘thing’ this year, I just couldn’t help myself. Before I knew what I was doing, […]

My creative process

Well this is going to be interesting. I’m meant to be writing a post about my creative process and my sewjo has jacked up and left me recently. That dirty scoundrel has run off with inspiration and motivation and I bet they’re having a complete blast of a good time, without me! Brill! Now what?! […]

The royal machine embroidery group

Hello there This post is all about one wall hanging. Not just any wall hanging created by me but one created by the fabulous machine embroidery group at the studio. I’m about to tell you how it was inspired by the Queen’s 90th birthday today. The ladies involved were Maureen, Janet, Carol, Marie, Christine, Jean […]

Siblings Together – our first charity quilt

Hello there Each year I support a different charity; have done for years. Now that I have the studio, that carries on but it offers me the chance to do something different rather than just set up a direct debit to pay the charity. This year I chose Siblings Together because I follow Nicky Eglinton […]

Give-it-a-go – Teens sewing

Hi. That’s right. You read correctly! I’m being mega brave and letting ‘the teens’ in! Since I’m the mum to a girl who has been one for almost 5 years now, maybe my bravery level has increased. I’ve set up some dates in August to ‘test the waters’. I know that’s big holiday season but […]

Our brand new Modern Quilter’s Guild in the North West

Hi. That’s right – there’s a brand new Modern Quilter’s Guild here in the U.K and you’ll never guess where we meet at the moment! Wow, well done! Yes, we meet at Stitchscape studio once a month, on a late Friday afternoon. Since we’re a start-up group with less than 10 members; that suits us […]

Bag lady club

Do you love bags? In other words, have you got a wardrobe full of them; a bag for every occasion and more? Yet never feel like you have enough. I’ve got news for you. You’re a definite bag lady! After showing a photo of that oilcloth globe shopper bag on my Facebook page, I had […]

Screen-printing available on the NHS

Wow! Wouldn’t it be great if the title of this post was actually true?! But alas, I hate to disappoint you but I even doubt private cover will let you go to craft classes as part of their service, although don’t get me started on that political issue, as I truly believe crafting does have […]

Groan! It’s Valentine’s love fest again

Hello there Yes I’m afraid it is; Valentine’s yet again. Mmmmm, this post might disappoint you though. I’m not about to start saying that you should make some last minute projects for your ‘better half’. I could even give you a long list of possibilities of things to sew. I could link you to my […]

Hip, hip, hooray! Stitchscape’s birthday!

Stitchscape’s first birthday was on February 6th 2016. It was a full year ago that I finally got the keys for the studio. I used to post on Facebook about it all; from colourful glasses, new gadgets and ‘him indoors’ putting tables up. It was all so exciting, yet so scary at the same time. […]

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