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    Hi All,

    I hope you're doing well this month? Are you like me and hunkering down and stitching away the dark wet days? I've got several projects on the go and i'm picking up what I fancy on the day, it's a real mixture of hand and machine work. 

    It's at this time of the year that I seek out the light from the darkness and start browsing all the wonderful and varied workshops on offer across the country. What takes your fancy this year? I'm looking at trying indigo dying, story writing and i'd love to go on an art retreat......   

    Perhaps you fancy coming along on one of my workshops, I am teaching at the following locations throughout the whole year, so do check their websites for more details and information on how to book.

    February 3rd  -Textile Illustrations - Sewing Studio, Redruth

    March 3rd - Free Machine Embroidery for Beginners, Cowslip Workshops, Launceston 

    March 4th - Textile Illustrations, Cowslip Workshops, Launceston

    March 20th - Free Machine Embroidery for Beginners, Sewing Studio, Redruth

    April 6th & 7th - Cornish Cottages, Coast & Country Crafts & Quilts, Nr Truro

    May 21st - 28th OPEN STUDIOS (closed Wednesday 23rd) An awesome week where I open the doors to my studio to the public and you get to take a peak inside the chaos that is my crafty life!

    September 14th & 15th - Cornish Cottages, Cowslip Workshops, Launceston

    Do keep checking back for more dates as I add them. 

    I also hold small workshops here at my studio in Redruth, ideal for four friends to spend a day stitching and catching up, email me if you're interested, you choose which workshop and I provide the studio, the inspiration and the expertise, tea and cake!   

    However if you know more than 3 stitchy friends who would love a day of designing, playing with fabric and stitching, even perhaps a whole quilting, sewing or craft group I can come to you! Email me for a list of workshops and availability in 2018/19. 

    Till we speak again,

    Happy Stitching!

    Cat x


  2. Christmas Workshops 2017

    Christmas Illustrations

    Christmas Illustration Workshop

    Make a charming Christmas fabric illustration as a gift or to decorate your home with this Christmas.

    Working on a small scale you will make a Christmas inspired piece of textile art in this workshop. This is the ideal project for using up scraps of Christmas fabric that you might have been hording! 

    Add all the details and ‘drawn’ parts of your picture by machine or hand stitching. I love using free machine embroidery, but this isnot essential. You can also give your piece added sparkle by embellishing with sequins and metallic threads.

    There are so many wonderful Christmas images to choose from I suggest you come along with a picture that you would like to turn into a textile illustration. Ideas could come from anywhere, old cards, the internet or your own imagination!

    Next courses:

    28th October - Coast & Country Crafts and Quilts, Barras Moor, Near Falmouth. Please call Sally on 01872-870478 to book a space. 


    Christmas Decorations, Cards, Brooches and Bunting!

    Christmas cards, decs & tags 

    A Christmas card workshop with a difference!

    Spend the day making a collection of charming appliqué Christmas decorations to use in so many different ways!

    Turn them into decorations to hang around the house or on the Christmas tree, string them together for a truly gorgeous bunting to hang over the mantlepiece, personalise them and use them as unusal gift tags on your presents or make them into brooches and present on cards to give as a truly unique gift.

    Next Workshop:

    5th November 2017: Cowslip Workshops, Launceston, Cornwall. Please call 01566 772654 to book a space.

    I hope to see you on one of them!

    Happy Stitching

    Cat :) x