A new design Finches & Apple Blossoms has been added to the vintage miniature range and is now available as a kit from the Etsy shop.
These endearing little birds with fluffed up feathers are reproduced from vintage postcard illustrations by Raphael Tuck & Sons 1920.
Many of you requested that some of the other miniatures/designs be made available as digital items. These items can now be accessed by instant download from the Etsy shop.
This will be the last new addition to the kit collection this year as I am busy as a bee working on a new book due to be released next year. I think you can guess what the title will be – Vintage Miniature Embroidery! I would love to hear your ideas on what you think about the vintage miniature designs, what subjects you would like to see included, i.e. birds, floral, portraits – what do you think of kittens or dogs, or any specific areas you would like more information on. Obtaining your views helps me to include everything you would like to see in a book.
Unfortunately for a number of reasons there will be no future online classes, instead in an effort to provide you with the best learning experience I am hoping to follow in the footsteps of my friend Di Van Niekerk who offers downloadable lessons. These lessons give you the opportunity to do the work in your own time at your own pace, without the limitations of a specified time period, and are a wonderful way to learn a technique together with my help by email as and when you require it. The benefits are that you will be able to download the lesson and start immediately – no waiting for it to arrive in the post, however there will also be an option to purchase the lesson in kit form with the printed booklet, pre-printed fabric and needles should you prefer. Together with my book publications, in particular Needle Painting Embroidery: Fresh Ideas For Beginners and DVD there are a number of ways to learn how to do needle painting embroidery so enabling you to progress onto more advanced designs I hope to introduce these lessons as soon as time allows:) and of course your views are always appreciated.
Meanwhile wherever you are in the world be it winter, spring, summer or autumn have a wonderful weekend and many happy stitching hours. Trish