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We are Off!!!

first class at the Granary Studio tonight, Lynn will be teaching her Dressmaking Improvers 10 week class..

then, tomorrow, we have the two day Weekend Bonanza weekend… this is a two day course starting with a bit of design, some printmaking and finally some stitching of your pieces …

There is still one place for tomorrow and Saturday …. if you are interested, then please phone 01962 777480… we supply just abut everything, just bring some fabrics and papers, maybe your sewing machine, oh and lunch… do visit

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Whoopee! The Granary Studio goes Live

Well, at last, we have a timetable for the classes that will be taught at the Granary Studio. There are probably glitches    in the site but we are working very hard to iron out any wrinkles. We hope you will visit and study with us. See you ???????????????????????????????soon!  Please go over to to see what we are offering.

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End of Year

heavens, the end of college year is looming, the dates for entering pieces of work for Alsace and for Festival of Quilts are also looming, nothing is finished …. AAAAAhhh. golly I sound like the students … never fear, they will be finished and we will have a wonderful end of year show on 3rd, 4th and 5th July although up until then all the swans will be peddling like crazy under the surface!

My entries will be finished and the summer will spread out before me, feet up, drink in hand …..oops dreaming again ….

please come and see our students work at Eastleigh college, the flyer is below with all the details on. If you are looking for something to do next year, come and see what we do, I am sure you will want to join in the fun …. you will get an opportunity to speak to the tutors, but, more importantly you can speak to the students who will tell you all about their experience of the courses. suffice to say that many of them have actually been students on all of the courses over the years!

2014 exhiition poster

There will be all levels of courses, from beginner’s Patchwork through the levels of City and Guilds Embroidery and Patchwork, the post City and Guilds Workshop and the Foundation Degree in Stitched Textiles, together with level 3 Art and Design.

There will be traders in attendance, including Art Van Go, Winifred Cottage, Chrome Yellow, and Caroline Bell


ICHF show at the NEC

A wonderful weekend at the ICHF show. I was involved in four different stands so I didn’t get out into the show much, it was very busy every day. I managed to get out to do a bit of shopping and meet up with some old friends. this is the Fashion, Embroidery and Stitch show which is now held alongside Hobbycrafts and Sewing for Pleasure.

ByDesign had their Marginal exhibition, do go to our website where I expect there will be pics soon,

My summer 2013 graduates from the Foundation Degree Stitched textiles had their own stand in the college section. They are going to be exhibiting at the autumn Knit and Stitch shows under the name Marks and Stitch. I am really looking forward to seeing their next body of work now that they are ex students.

Bobby Britnell had an exhibition of children’s shoes. she is involved with supporting a village in Uganda and Janet Middleton has made pairs of children’s shoes from barkcloth that lots of us have decorated for the charity,  do go to the website to see more. . there were 120 tiny pairs of shoes, a wonderful display which will also be at the EXCEL show next weekend , sister show to the nec one

Finally, I had a demonstration stand where I had a lot of fun printing from bits and pieces from a dismantled sewing machine!

here are some pics of the college stand and my demonstrator stand