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The very merry month of May!
The shop is having a colour make over with lots of new inspiring colours, threads and metals and leather!

New in the shop this month:
New rough purl range, Gutermann holoshimmer, knitted wires, Guterman metallic threads, shisha glass pieces, coloured leather

Check out all our new stock below
Tambour embroidery class
Ever wanted to learn this beautiful form of needlework? Take classes with Caroline! See below for the details and to book.

Embroiderers Guild collection visit

What happens when you send a reel of 550m of gold thread to France? You'll have to scroll down to find out!


Above and top: Details from a silk embroidered waistcoat, The Embroiderer's Guild Collection
Embroiderers Guild collection visit
I had a fabulous trip down to Aylesbury last month to catch up with some of my Royal School of Needlework colleagues and to view some beautiful pieces from the collection of the Embroiderer's Guild. It was an honour to spend time being able to touch these historical pieces that someone has spent so much time working on. Here are just a few photographs but get in touch with the Guild at the website below to go and see some of the collection for yourself.

Counted work sampler

Stumpwork casket, detail

Goldwork on silk

The Embroiderer's Guild Collection is now housed near Aylesbury. Visit their website here:
The Embroiderer's Guild
Learn Tambour work with Caroline!
Learn the art of Tambour Beading, sometimes known as couture beading. You’ll learn how to make chain stitch on fabric using the special tambour hook, how to attach beads, sequins and pearls, and combine them to make rich and sparkling designs. For returners, if you've already been learning some tambour, or total beginners! If you're interested but only want to try one session, come on a drop-in basis - £30 plus the cost of any materials you buy from me for one two-hour session.

For the dates and to book visit Caroline's website here:
Learn Tambour with Caroline

Check out our YouTube tutorials with Caroline if you haven't seen them already!
Tambour embroidery tutorials
New in the shop this month:
Leather squares

We've added a whole range of colours to compliment our metal colour range. Check them out here:

Shisha Glass pieces

Cut your own shisha shapes! Different sizes available, easy to cut with a pair of scissors
Shisha items
Gutermann threads

New colours in!
Metallic effect threads

Gutermann Holoshimmer

Add some extra sparkle to your work:
Holoshimmer threads

Metallic ribbons

The first tester batch soon sold out so there are more in stock plus some new colours!
Knitted ribbons

See all our new products here:
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Fit for a King!

Again its great to see the result of one of our customer's many hours of stitching. We had some special non-tarnish Rococco thread made for Sylvie Cantareuil in France and look what she made with it!

It's a historical reconstruction of Charles VII's room at the Royal Fortress of Chinon in France. The gold embroidered bed cover contains 300,000 stitches and used 530 metres of thread! I'm sure you will agree, it looks stunning; and if you happen to be near the town of Tours do visit the castle and admire the stitching!
Still places available for this fabulous trip to India!

Maharani's Gardens, Jaipur, India
21st-31st January 2020

Come and learn how to block print and embellish your printing with beautiful goldwork with me in India!

Goldwork on block printing

Join me for another amazing senses filled trip around India; for all the information and to book visit the Colouricious Holidays website here:

Colouricious Holidays
Join me on the social hub to see what's happening right now, you may just grab a bargain too!

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