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A Stitch in Time

7 Dec

Over the last couple of months I have had the pleasure to work with members from the Avenue Craft Group and Crumpsall Craft Crewe to create two textile wallhangings entitled A Stitch in Time. The brief was to incorporate and showcase the many different types of textile crafting techniques and stitches that the members utilise, whilst also depicting local and well loved landmarks, both historic and modern.

I thoroughly enjoyed working with the groups and as well as learning much more about their local areas, was thoroughly impressed by the skill and stitching expertise of the group members. The resulting colourful wall hangers (that can be displayed seperately, or together) are not only eye catching, they also encourage the viewer (whatever their age!) to look closely to spot all the flora&fauna on display and also to see if the local landmarks in Heaton park and Boggart Hole Clough can be spotted.

Suffolk Puffs or YoYos?

26 Jun

As part of Didsbury Create I ran a suffolk puff brooch making workshop. Suffolk Puffs are also called YoYo’s stateside.

Workshop_Leaflet[1]And here are some of the cute creations from the workshop;

Thanks Ladies for getting stuck in with the stitching.

Patchwork and Quilting at Make with Mabel

10 Jul

A big shout out and thank you to; Sally, Annie, Michelle and June for making my first ever Patchwork and Quilting series at Make with Mabel crafting studio in Knutsford, so enjoyable and though I do say so myself, such as great success. Here’s some pics of everyone’s stitiched achievements;

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