Thursday, 17 March 2011

Big News

Art and Stitch is moving. Not very far (just 15 yards or so!) only to Unit  33 but to much much bigger premises. This mean a bigger work room (and in the near future a second workroom), a quilting frame that will be available to hire and more importantly much more fabric.

The new shop will open on Tuesday 12 th April and there will be goody bags for the first 50 customers!

Yesterday I went to the monthly meeting of the group that I belong to, the group name was Tension but nobody really liked the name so we have changed it to Spectrum, much nicer. We are going to be an exhibiting group and our first exhibtion has been arranged for February next year at Art Van Go. A big thank you goes to Gina  our mentor for arranging this for us.

I had intended to work on my necklace yesterday but instead I made a bracelet to match and so now I have to make some more flowers for the necklace. The bracelet isn't finished yet I need to add some beads but it is looking very nice.

This is the back of the bracelet and you can see the grid that the flowers are stitched onto. The grid was worked onto water soluble fabric using flat braids. 

For those of you that have been asking about Gina's class in May here are a couple of pictures of some of the things that Gina will be going through on the day.

A very pretty bag with a gorgeous flower. The flower has lots of possibilities, imagine it on a fancy cushion or as a brooch.

These Ivy leaves are just as beautiful and would make a great picture or wall hanging. Once you learn the technique all you need to do is follow your creative spirit and you will be creating textile treasures in no time.


Gina said...

Thank you!!!
I'll try to get to see you on 12th April.

Patchwork Linda said...

Good luck and very best wishes for your new bigger shop

Julie said...

Sorry I can't be there on the 12th but I know you'll have a great time. Good luck with the new shop :)

pam said...

We are all excited about the new shop and you and Neil have worked so hard to achieve this.
The bracelet is lovely and I look forward to seeing the necklace. Razzle Dazzle looks like it will be a very good workshop.

vintagerockchick said...

Oh well done on the imminent move - so good to see a successful business venture! I'd love to be there on 12th but I'd probably get lost .....