A very happy New Year to you all, here’s wishing you the very, very best for 2017!
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas? We had the whole family from overseas and it was hectic but wonderful to see everyone again. We had not seen some of our family in Australia for 12 years so it was very special. The last guests leave in the next day or two and then I will re-stock the shop and open again, hopefully by Friday this week.
Thank you for your patience while I had a bit of time out. As always a new year evokes new ideas and I have some exciting things planned for you in 2017, to name a few:
These videos have been a long time in the making – initially I employed a professional but as this did not work out as hoped, I made a plan using the light from my magnifying glass and ipad (don’t ask its a long story!) With a bit of editing they worked out ok and hopefully they will help you to see the stitches demonstrated first hand.
Some of the project kits have been discontinued to make way for new designs, but all the old designs are and will continue to be available as digital downloads in the new shop here: TRISHBURR DIGITAL
There are some new needlepainting projects in the Etsy store:
Whitework With Colour
A preview of upcoming new projects: Giraffe with Barbara Streisand Eyes is a new design that will shortly be available as a kit and for those of you who are Katarina fans, I have been working together with artist Jill Buckley to bring you a mate for Katarina, her cute sister Chloe. She is not stitched up yet but hope to start work on her very soon.
There will be several projects featured in these magazines in 2017, so look out for them:
Inspirations magazine Australia – quoted as the worlds most beautiful embroidery magazine! If you don’t have a subscription it is highly recommended that you add it to your wish list, or alternatively subscribe to the digital version here.
Stitch magazine UK – considered the most popular magazine in the UK, Stitch magazine is affiliated to the Embroiderer’s Guild and is the essential hands-on magazine for creative stitchers.
This is actually a book rather than a magazine. It is the premier French embroidery publication in Paris, France, which covers a series of topics or themes throughout the year. A friend of mine Marie Suarez in Belgium was engaged as editor of a new publication of Les Editions de Saxe, Les Broderies de Marie & Cie and the first issue was released late 2016.
Probably the most exciting news this year that I have to share with you is the release of my new book:
Whitework With Colour. I received my advanced copy in December and am thrilled with the outcome, the publishers and designer have done a great job! It has already been released in Australia, is due to be released in UK this month and in USA in Feb/March. You can pre-order a copy from Amazon.com , Amazon.UK or any good online bookseller. I will give you a sneak peak plus more details in an upcoming blog post as soon as possible.
Pre-printed fabric for book
For those of you who find tracing your own outline onto fabric a challenge, you will be pleased to hear that pre-printed fabric pieces for each project in the Whitework With Colour book, will be available for sale in the Etsy store very soon.
I will keep you posted on new developments as and when they arise, in the meantime go gently into 2017, keep smiling and happy stitching. Trish