I’m busy preparing for my workshops for the Festival of Quilts at Birmingham’s NEC in August. There’s still time to get tickets Here
The workshop will be about Botanical stitching using vintage fabrics and trimmings …..
I’ve been busy organising Swadlincote Art Trail but event time is finally here….if your near by make sure you come and visit…
But I have been working on a few bits in between.
Free Motion and raw edge appliqué……kit coming soon……
And thread paintings which have just gone off to be framed ……
Ive also had a trip over to Birmingham to visit the Sewing Quarter. Watch this space ……
And a lovely surprise from Madeira Threads, a big box of threads. I always use Madeira threads in all of work, the quality and colour ranges are the best, so a big thank you.
Anyway that’s it for now. Thanks for reading
I’m taking advantage of Poppy sleeping as she likes to type 😂🙄
Its been a busy time here as usual with lots going on.
Workshops over the last couple of weeks have included beginners sewing, Free Motion Embroidery and Vintage Botanical Fabric Journals…….
All of my workshops dates and craft groups info are available Here
My new kits have gone on sale. They contain everything you need to need the trinket box. Here….
I’ve been really busy in my new sewing room at home. It’s taking some getting used to having a space to sew however it’s getting in a creative mess already.
I finished my entry to the Uttoexter Quilt Show. The themed category is Myths and Fantasies and mine is named Excalibur …..
I’ve also finished my fabric, stitched collage called Northern Lights…..
And I’ve made a start on the quilt entry for the Festival of Quilts in August…… only made a start though…..
In between all of that I’ve dropped of a few bits of work to Banks Mills Studios Enterprise Centre for their new exhibition…..
And I’ve updated my exhibition dates on my website ……http://Www.amijamestextileart.com
- I’ve got a fab competition running over on my Facebook page. I’ve got 5 tickets to give away for entry to the Knitting and Stitching Spring Show Competition
thanks for reading a very rushed blog post …….
Its been a hectic few weeks with events and workshops.
I released some of my new dates for next year last week and I’m amazed how quickly to places are being booked. To see the workshops and dates please go to http://www.simplyneedlecraft.com/workshopsclasses.html
We’ve had a couple of workshops running this week for botanical stitching and art quilting. I’ve had a wonderful time and I’ve met lovely people. Everyone’s left with a work of art…..
I spent last weekend at the Bank Mills Studio Winter Art Event in Derby. I met so many talented artists and artisans throughout the weekend.
The event ran from Friday night to Sunday and featured 100’s of different types of art. I was absolutely shattered but I loved every minute of it…..
Next week I’ve got a couple of workshops running for hand embroidery and vintage decorations. We’ve got the Making Memories Quilting Group running on Monday evening and the Craft & Chat Christmas meal on Thursday…….
But I’m still managing to work on my coursework……slowly but surely.
I’ve got a busy week coming up but I’m looking forward to every minute.
Thanks for reading ……keep warm.