I know, I know, it’s been a very long time. Here’s what’s been going on.
I’ve been taking an embroidery course at Knit Wise in Ormskirk. It’s gone very well. Embroidery was my first love and the reason that I started to spin in the first place. I started as many people do with across Stitch and went on to other forms of embroidery, stumpwork, Hardanger. Tapestry, I had a go at the lot.
I attended the workshops of Ann McTavish, a textile artist based in Liverpool. She used very textured threads in her wallhangings and I wanted to create my own so began spinning.
So it’s ben such a buzz to run an embroidery course of my own, starting from running stitch at the very beginning through the work of Helen Stevens, Marna Lunt and Annemieke Mein. Embroidery is such a huge medium the ten week course only touches the surface.
So I’m hoping to incorporate my own handspun yarn into the embroidery course and in my own embroidery too so that there are possibilities for those that love to spin but don’t necessarily love to knit. There has to be more than just me out there!
Ten week embroidery course running again from January 2016. If embroidery could be your thing, come along and give it a try. We try to keep costs low so it’s just £10 for two hours, you can bring your own materials along or buy in the shop for a 10% discount on the day. I would love to meet like minded people and once we’re off we’ll be launching our Stitchers Social where we can all stitch together. How cool is that!