Between now and the end of October there are free-wheeling machine embroidery workshops taking place both in Ely at Sew Much To Do, 01353 664000, and here at Rook Head Quarters. During Open Studios in July several people asked if I would run workshops from home so I have arranged a couple of dates in October, one for zippy bags and one for lampshades with 3 spaces available on each. Come along with your sewing machine for a day of free wheeling embroidery; I will make you good coffee, reasonable tea and endeavour to provide cake. Bring lunch! Dates below.
Saturday 29 September 2018
Sew Much To Do, Ely, 10am – 4pm
Free machine embroidery lampshades.
Saturday 6 October 2018
Speculating Rook HQ, 10am – 4pm
£60, maximum of 3 people.
Free-machine embroidery zippy bags
Saturday October 13th 2018
Sew Much To Do, Ely 10am – 4pm
Free-machine zippy bags
Monday October 15th 2018
Speculating Rook HQ 10am – 4pm
Free-machine embroidery Lampshades
£70, 30cm lampshade kit included. Maximum of 3 people
please contact me for further details 07854 045576, firstname.lastname@example.org
Back at home with the folks after a tremendous week of cushion dealing at Ely Cathedral Flower Festival 2018. And not just cushions, a new range of screen printed, embroidered textiles in the form of light shades and footstools has been launched and warmly received by all the curious and discerning customers this week. As promised bespoke orders are now being taken.
Rook customers, as well as being both curious and discerning bring with them unusual and challenging requests, gifts of wool blankets, chocolate, strong coffee, fudge and quotes.
And the quotes…
walking past – a double take – ‘they’re slightly more appealing than taxidermy’
and late in the day after a number of hours in the increasing heat of the craft marquee a fellow stall holder on my shiny new footstools… ’almost worth getting gout for’
In the future I will be offering a discount for gout sufferers.
Now order must be restored in the workroom ready for July’s Cambridge Open Studios. Download the app and come on over, I will be here with the whippet and new work. See you soon.
Lovely people from far and wide, finding me… not always easy I am told. Negotiating the unsophisticated green bungee securing the wrought iron gates, wondering whether to retreat on encountering the expanding foam wolf… it says Textiles in the directory… and braving the friendliest whippet in East Cambs.