Hope this week finds you well? Cape town is in the midst of gale force winds and torrential rain at the moment so I am wrapped up warm in my studio with all the windows tightly closed. Hopefully the power does not go off……….
This week I am delighted to tell you that, at last, Chloe the cat is here! I know many of you have been waiting patiently since the beginning of the year for a mate for Katarina. Katarina has attitude but Chloe is the sweeter, gentler of the two – she is a ginger cat in lovely shades of golden brown which blend beautifully together and provide a lovely contrast against the white.
She was designed and illustrated by Jill Buckley of The Quilt Rat and amended to make it suitable for embroidery. She is available as a pattern pack with pre-printed fabric, instruction booklet and needles in Trish Burr Embroidery shop and will shortly be available as a download in the digital store. Please note that pattern packs do not include thread, but the floche needed is available in the shop.
There is a new Lesson in Whitework with colour available – Summer Butterfly. She is stitched in royal shades of blue, red, gold and white and will allow you to learn the basics of whitework with colour embroidery from the comfort of your own home and to work at your own pace. Summer Butterfly is a full kit which includes everything you need to stitch the project: pre-printed fabric, instruction booklet, needles and threads.
In addition to the white cotton muslin available we now have a natural shade of cotton muslin available in the shop. It is a lovely shade of light cream with slight speckling on, which creates a lovely vintage backdrop for your embroidery.
Shop on vacation
I will be leaving for Italy at the end of this month for a 3 week holiday with my family and daughters from the UK. I will be teaching a class in Verona and will be attending the Embroidery association in Arco, Trentino, which I am looking forward to enormously and plan to tell you all about it when I get back! The shop will be closed from the 29th June 2017 and will re-open on the 27th July 2017. I will not have access to my online shop or email whilst traveling so please place your last orders in the next two weeks to ensure delivery before we close, thank you.
Till next time wherever you are in the world, keep smiling and happy stitching.