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This month: July

WHAT’S NEW IN THE SHOP?

Last week we received the lifetime needlework collection of a ninety-nine-year-old lady who can no longer stitch because of failing vision. Included were hundreds and hundreds of high quality silk, linen, metallic and gold work threads, embroidery fabrics, frames and accessories, completed projects and several vintage, beaded, evening bags.

Some of the stock is already in the shop and the rest will dribble in as it is processed. There will be some organisational changes in the embroidery section of the shop in order to accommodate this new stock.

Customer Makes

We recently had a visit from Jenny with photos and exciting news to share of some of her latest creations. Jenny has been visiting the store for a few years now, on many occasions with her little ones. Her youngest was just 4 days old on his first visit last year!

We asked Jenny to tell us a little about her work:

“I love making animal softies and I was so happy to be able to show you one of my latest creations using fabrics sourced from the store. I was recently contacted by Handmade Magazine and asked if I would like to be a contributor to the magazine. So now I have embarked on the challenge of pattern design.

My first published design was a seahorse. Seymour and Susie were published in the December issue of Handmade Magazine. Susie was made using spotted denim and pink patchwork fabric sourced from Fabric, Needlecraft & More.

Fabric

After many drafts and prototypes I managed to design a Triceratops bag and matching soft toy for the April issue of Handmade Magazine. The final versions were created out of red corduroy from the fabric store. The vinyl used on their feet and accents on their frills was also sourced from Fabric, Needlecraft & More.

It is fantastic to have my creations published in a magazine, but as an added bonus I have been lucky enough to have them featured on the cover!”

Fabric

We’re all looking forward to Jenny’s next visit to the shop and to seeing the next creation from our very own ‘cover girl’!

To see more of Jenny’s wonderful work, check out here:

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