Hope your week is going well? I am busy as a bee preparing for the UK workshops lots to do and also working on a few new Shades Of Whitework designs which I am excited about as am trying out different shades of colour and also some very special silk thread! Hope to be able to share these ideas with you soon.
Subsequent to my post on obtaining good quality linen for needlepainting and whitework, many of you kindly emailed me with suggestions and I was finally led by Jessica Grimm in Germany to a fantastic manufacturer of the old style embroidery linen. The Company is a family run business who still endeavor to weave their linen on the old style looms thus are able to achieve the beautiful fine weave that I was looking for. It is 100% fine linen that is sturdy enough to be used alone, without a backing fabric, for either whitework or needlepainting and lovely to stitch on, am thrilled to have found this wonderful source, thank you Jessica! I have just received my first shipment and it will be used in the whitework kits in future and also available for sale in the shop shortly.
The Lilac Breasted Roller Kit from the Colour Confidence book is back in stock by popular demand. You can find it in the Etsy shop here. The miniature autumn pansy kit and others that were out of stock are now also back in stock.
Enjoy the rest of your week and till next time wherever you are in the world, remember “Embroidery forever, housework whenever!” Keep smiling and happy stitching! Trish