Hello everyone and a very Happy New Year to you all!
I hope 2013 brings everything you hope for and deserve and that you have enjoyed your Christmas holidays. Some of you will be back at work by now and others still on holiday (lucky you) – I am re-opening tomorrow 3rd January and for those of you who have placed orders they will be processed asap. I have had a wonderful break and ready to start the New Year with lots of creative ideas, but was not totally idle over the Christmas period I did manage to stitch up one new vintage miniature design, Victorian Children On Flowering Branch, shown below, and as soon as the printers have re-opened their doors the instructions etc will be sent in ready to make into a kit. As you all know my website is still up and running but the shop has moved to Etsy – I made this decision based on the improved customer service and facilities that Etsy was able to offer and I am sure it will be a more convenient and happier shopping experience for you. The shop has been renamed TRISHBURR EMBROIDERY which should make it easier for you to search for items in Etsy.
As you know I was sold out of the miniature bluebirds and pansies kit at the end of November, following Mary Corbet’s article but the good news is that they are now back in stock and available from the Etsy shop. For those of you who placed backorders I have made a note and will be contacting you asap – just need a day or two to get my ducks in a row:)
Am sure you have all made your New Year’s resolution lists or perhaps you have given yourself one special task to complete this year and I am no exception. Here is what I hope to achieve in 2013 and some of the plans that are afoot:
1. New Products – following on the enthusiasm of the miniature embroideries which are based on Vintage designs I plan to expand the miniature collection and these will become available as kits and digital downloads as and when they are completed. I will be posting more information on the miniatures, where the concept came from and telling you a bit about the re-surgance of miniature art and the Royal Society of Miniatures headed by Prince Charles in Britain in a later post. The Colour Scheme booklet is due to be re-printed and will be available from the Etsy shop soonest, more on this later.
2. Classes & Workshops – I will be attending the L’Aiguille En Fete in Paris from Feb 14th – 20th where I will be teaching two 2h30 workshops at the tradefair on Friday and Saturday. For more details please see here. I am very excited to have the opportunity to visit the trade fair and of course Paris (whats not to love?) but also see this as a stepping stone to make some of my works available in the French language. I was fortunate to discover that I have a French translator and teacher living two houses away from me so we will be setting to work translating the instructions for the workshop kit in the next week or so. Hopefully you will see more products translated into the French language in the not too distant future.
I am fortunate to have Paola Botti from Luxembourg as a translator for the Friday workshop but still require someone to help on the Saturday 16th. If anyone is able to offer their services of English to French translator, please contact me I would be very grateful and in return can offer a free workshop and kit or alternatively a kit of your choice.
3. Online classes – No details or dates at present but I do plan to make another online class available in the next few months – probably on miniature embroidery – any thoughts?
4. Blog Posts – I plan to post a series of EMBROIDERY DESIGNS FROM START TO FINISH in the near future. These will walk you through the process of choosing a design, drawing, layout, preparation, stitching and completion step by step.
Meantime wherever you are, be it snowing or sunny emerge gently into the new year and have a wonderful week (or weekend). Trish