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  1. Had a very enjoyable day in lovely Winchester (see picture of the door!) at the weekend teaching Indian embroidery - Shisha mirror work. Outside, It rained for most of the day, but inside the mirrors were shining!

    WInchester door         Shisha sample         shisha samples 2

    There will be another class in this beautiful technique in November at the Royal School of Needlework. I have added more class dates also for this year so for more information on these, visit my classes page.

    I have also posted a new video! See a quick guide to the silk shading long and short stitch on the 'How to...' page here. Don't forget, there is everything you need to know about the silk shading technique in my new book which is available now from my shop.

    video images

  2. Add some sparkle to your work! Why not join me for a class in shisha mirror work in Winchester?

    For this one day class, I will teach you the basics of applying shisha mirrors alongside some simple stitches to create an Indian inspired design. Why not make one of these funky little elephants?

    Shisha shirt   Shisha elephant   Shisha mirror sample

    Where and when: Saturday 18th June, Friends Meeting house, Winchester

    For more details and to book visit www.embroiderynow.co.uk

  3. While searching through my embroidery boxes for a particular embroidery sample I came across my first ever piece of embroidery! I don't know how old I was when I did this but I'm guessing I must have been about seven. The stitching is actually quite neat although the colours are...interesting!

    First piece   First piece    First piece 3