Natural Inspiration

Inspiration is sometimes in short supply during the month of January. The skies are grey and Christmas feels like a long time ago. So I dig deep into boxes of fabric and threads and take a closer look at the landscape around me. Plants, animals and birds soon have me piecing and stitching away. A new must buy of recycled sari silks helps too!

 

Next week I will be out and about visiting Staffordshire Patchworkers and Quilters with more tales of inspiration behind the stitch. Please see their website for further details.

And finally, a couple of workshop dates for your diary.

Birds or flowers at Castle Court Quilter, Whittington on Saturday, 18th February, 2017. Experiment with a variety of fabrics for collage and use free machine embroidery for mark making and drawing to create a piece of work with either birds, flowers or both! Times 10am to 4pm / Cost £40

 

Within a landscape at The Willow Gallery, Oswestry on Saturday, 13th May, 2017. Experiment with a variety of fabrics for collage and use free machine embroidery for mark making and drawing to create a piece of work inspired by the landscape. Times 10am to 4pm / Cost £40

A belated happy New Year and happy stitching x

Queen Anne’s lace

May must be one of my favourite months as the trees and hedgerows are dense with blossom and cow parsley. That’s why I couldn’t resist stitching this new emboidery.

An alternative name for cow parsley is Queen Anne’s lace, so it was quite fitting that a little bit of lace found it’s way in.

Borders and hedgerows workshop on Wednesday, 21st September. See dates for the diary for further details.

Happy stitching.

Free Machine Embroidery Workshop

Come join me on Saturday, 21st June @ Castle Court Quilters, Whittington for a freehand machine embroidery workshop. Suitable for all skills.

Stitch, shape, add some writing,  and we have a bowl with a story. Voila!

stitched bowls

For more information you can get in touch by

email … suzettesmart1@btinternet.com

or Tel 07816658633

Stitched bowl

truly free range …

 

 

 

Bird Workshop

Freehand machine embroidery workshop on Saturday, 21st September @ Castle Court Quilters, Whittington (Cost £30 and some materials are provided) Suitable for all.

Colin and Coleen

For more information, get in touch at suzettesmart1@btinternet.com or on 07816658633

Forthcoming Dates …

Snowed in… I sadly had to cancel a day with three stitching friends today. Sewing alone maybe more industrious but not as much fun …

Forthcoming Talks…On the 28th January, (which is only a week today!) I will be talking @ The North Wales Branch of The Embroiderers Guild, Rhos On Sea, and on the 8th January @ The Oswestry Branch of The embroiderers Guild. DSCF1713

DSCF1814            Also, Freehand machine embroidery Workshop on Saturday 16th February @ Castle Court Quilters, Whittington.

Happy stitching…