Stitched Up Gets Laced Up

Written by Vicky on June 26, 2009 – 11:20 pm -

Well it seems a new craft wave has hit the Stitched Up group – bobbin lace. Thanks to our experienced lace maker Sue a few of us have been having a bash and picking up some lacey skills.

On Wednesday Laila was learning half stitch, whole stitch and twisted whole stitch:

Laila lace making

This is what it looked like when it was finished. Pretty good for a first go eh?

Laila's lace

Claire and I have also been learning lace making with Sue and we’ve written a little more about it on our respective blogs (Pinky & Boo and Victoria Louise). Sue shows us all how its done though and here is the beautiful piece she’s working on at the moment.

Sue's lace

You can see more of Sue’s lace on her blog Travel, Fibre & Thread.

Don’t worry though, we haven’t abandoned other crafts. Stitched Up still embraces crafts of all types. Here’s a little snapshot of some of the projects our stitchy ladies were working on this week.

Margaret’s crochet times table helper. How clever is this?..

Margaret's times table crochet blanket

Jacqueline and Jane know how short British summers are so they’re knitting socks ready for the winter…

Jacqueline's sock

Stefka has made this enormous bag with the fluffy trim to be felted. She was also creating her own embroidery design which you can see on the table…

Stefka's bag and embroidery

Claire was crocheting these beautifully delicate irish roses. These will be included in some of her lovely hand made items that she’ll be selling at the West Bridgford Craft Fair on 17th and 18th July.

Claire's crochet Irish roses

And I’ve been embroidering on the print of these pretty folky napkins which are soon to become cushion covers.

Vicky's embroidery

As you can see we’re a real mixed bag at Stitched Up and so are our crafty interests and skills. If you’d like to join us then get in touch, all crafts welcome!

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Fabric Swap and Afternoon Tea Event this Saturday

Written by Hannah on June 16, 2009 – 11:35 am -


Hannah and Bella Sewing Workshops
I am having a Fabric Swap and Tea and Cake Open Studio event this Saturday (20th June) 11am-2.30pm.
Just call in with any extra fabric you may have and enjoy some tea and cake and swap with fellow crafters. There will be samples of the up and coming classes to look at and a chance to buy
some homemade gifts.
If anyone able to do some baking please let me know, all cake gratefully received!

Small donation for tea and cake.

Hope to see you there!

(Held at The Workshop, 625a Mansfield Road, Sherwood, Nottingham) This is above the Coop in Sherwood Nottingham

For more information please contact Hannah through her website

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