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  1. We now have even more items for sale in the shop for all your goldwork projects. Check here to see what we stock and get yours now!

    New items include:

    Pearl purls now in three different sizes in both gilt and silver

    Rough purls in gilt and silver

    Set of 12 coloured bright check purls

    Fine silver plated rococco

    Two new sizes of gilt bright check

    Pots O purls

  2. This month will see the release of a new bumble kit to the 'Swarm of Bees' collection. Add to your crewelwork and whitework bee with this bright, sparkling goldwork bumble bee! All of these designs are suitable for those who are new to traditional hand embroidery techiques, and include all the materials you need to embroider these great little characters (you will need a small frame). Look out for the goldwork bee in the next few weeks!

    Meanwhile, if you haven't yet got your crewelwork or whitework bee, you can get them here....

    Goldwork bumble bee 2013 small 2

  3. Join us for a two day class in the traditional art of stumpwork (3-D) embroidery. Learn some of the fundamental stumpwork techniques and make a beautiful seasonal decoration/brooch/tree hanging at the same time! Your tutors will be Sarah and Caroline Homfray, and the venue is The Arnold House, Rugby. For more information visit the classes page here, or to book visit the shop class booking page here. Come and join us and escape the seasonal mayhem! Details below:

    Dates: Saturday November 30th and Sunday December 1st

    Venue: The Arnold House, Rugby, 10.00-4.00. Free parking on site

    Cost: £130 for the two days plus a small materials cost

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  4. Well I'm back from 2 weeks in the US where we've been working hard on birds, flowers and butterflies! Here are two of the Western Meadow Larks from Portland....

    Western meadow lark in progress    Western meadow lark in progress 2

     Then it was a trip over the mountains to Colorado...

     Denver mountains

    ...for some time in Denver.

    Denver mountinas


    A drive past the blue bear (I have no idea!)...

    Denver blue bear

    ...for a stop at the Denver art museum...

    Denver art museum see some of the textiles like this beautiful piece of goldwork!

    DAM goldwork sample