Tigley Textiles came to doodle stitch with us

On June 29th, we had a crackin good day at the studio with Julie Brand; aka Tigley Textiles. We were very lucky to have her, as she lives in Worcester. We were very fortunate that Julie’s husband needed to come up to Manchester for a course, so she came along for the ride. I found […]

Thanks, thanks and more thanks

Yes indeed I have so many people to thank for the successful open day we had yesterday. I was so chuffed with the turnout and the great atmosphere created by them. I initiated the day and did all the prep work and promotion work but so many people made it the lively afternoon it was. […]

A small local business doing meaningful work for enthusiastic stitchers

My goal … …with Stitchscape is to continue to build a unique and sustainable small business, which allows me to do meaningful work; make a difference to others who love stitching of all kinds; help people find their creativity for their own benefit and to the joy of others, and earning a living whilst doing so. […]

Escapee guild wall hanging sleeve tutorial

In order to complete your Escapee Guild challenge wall hanging, you do whatever what you fancy on the front. Please visit the original blog post which explains all the details if you haven’t heard about it before. Here are a couple of examples from the Spring 2017 challenge.             A […]

Escapee guild creative challenge – need some hygge?

Are you an escapee in the making? Do you love sewing because it gives you ‘down time’? Does it let you be an escapee from the daily humdrum? Try this new, real escapee guild challenge to provide some hygge for yourself. This idea was presented to me last week and I loved it straight away. […]

Churndash-it-up and get creative

That’s right – two ‘C’ words but definitely not the biggie! I’ve made a churndash block quilt. There’s nothing overly exciting about that in some respects. It’s not a new concept.  I’m chuffed to bits though, as it was on my ‘finish-a-long’ list, so it’s a ‘tick’ for me! Some of you will ask ‘why?’ […]

8 is great – project quilting season 8

Project quilting season 8 is here. The first challenge is ‘8 is great’. And I’ve done it! This post will be linked to the challenge blog post and entered into the competition. It has been a challenge indeed with only a week to complete it. We were told on Sunday what the title was and […]

Jump to the inspiration

I get inspiration on a daily basis. I make sure I get inspired by exposing myself constantly to blogs and Instagram and Facebook posts from sewing/creative/artistic people and companies. That can be great, as I am always exposed to beautiful images and my head is full of ideas of things I would love to make. […]

Be still, I said!

On Friday, everything looked good. I finished sewing the Craftivist banner during hand-stitch Friday, with the hand stitched phrase; ‘be still a while, the energy created is marvellous’. I posted it on Instagram and on Facebook, sharing my happiness with it being finished, although it’s not a complicated intricate project or anything like that. I […]

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, […]

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