Thursday, 7 October 2010

Exciting News

This is my first UK magazine publication. It is called Rosa and can be found in the next issue of 'Stitch' The Embroiderer's Guild Magazine. It is issue 68 published on November 25th and available in larger Newsagents.
I am very excited about this as this is one of my favourite designs and the magazine is lovely and full of fabulous ideas. I will also be selling kits to accompany it through my website once it is released.
I have redesigned the front page of my website to show my latest designs and I am also going to create a gallery page as I know a lot of people have sewn designs using different colours and threads and it would be great to see them. If you have one you'd like displayed please email me a high quality jpg photo. I have also added a new guestmap as the old one had expired so please pop by and put yourself on as it's looking a little lonely right now. There is also a link for the India Grace Designs Facebook page.

Monday, 20 September 2010

A Good Review - thanks Margaret!

This was posted on one of the boards that I am a member of and I was so touched that I asked if it would be ok for me to add it to my websites.

I just have to tell you about the wonderful job Vicki from India Gtace designs has done for me . My friend is getting married next year and i wanted a wedding sampler for her. All the ones I could find were a bit too flowery for someone of our age. As she is Egypt craazy I asked Vicki if she could design an egyptian wedding sampler and she certainly has come up trumps. I received it today and am delighted with it. I cant wait to start. She has done a lot of research and every symbol has a special meaning. She did it in wonderful time and her prices are very reasonable.

This is not the first design she has done for me and i would recommend her to anyone. So if you are looking for something special or just cant find what you want, I recommed you give Vicki a try.

Thank-you so much to Margaret this is very very kind of you.

Sunday, 22 August 2010

A new release and an update on classes.

This is my newest release 'Michelle'. I've been playing with trying a quite 'modern' colour scheme. The piece uses Finca, Caron and DMC threads and Mill Hill beads. It should be available on my website by the end of the week.

I am hoping to start classes mid/late September. Saturday mornings probably 10.30-12.30. Classes would be £6 per session with 6 sessions in total. I need a minimum of 5 people to make it worthwhile running the class so if anyone is interested please let me know asap. I will also be providing a fabric and threads pack to accompany the class (if you have your own this is not compulsory) this will be priced at £6.50 and will provide all you need to complete the class project. You would need to bring your own scissors and frame.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Quick update

Just popping in with a quick update as I haven't posted much here lately. There's been a lot of work going on behind the scenes but not a lot that I can show you. The classes didn't go ahead unfortunately due to lack of interest. I am still keen to run these and feel that if I can find a cheaper venue that there will be more interest. If anyone local is interested please let me know and I'll keep you updated.
I'm working on a couple of pieces that I hope will be picked up by magazines. It's such a shame for the speciality stitch section of the industry that we have lost Classic Stitches in the UK as there's nothing else quite like it in this country and I really would like to break into the UK market. I have a beautiful (and quite different) piece that I am offering at the moment but responses are slow. Creative Embroidery and Cross Stitch from Australia is fabulous and I hope to continue working with them, I have a piece on the go that I hope they will like.
There are a few other projects on the go but at the moment they have to remain under wraps. Hopefully I will have something new to show you soon.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Hardanger Classes Update

The classes are now going to be on Thursdays and Saturdays to allow people who work during the week to attend. They will be starting on Thursday 18th and Saturday 20th March. Both sessions will be 10am -12pm and will run for 6 weeks. Classes are £12 per session. Places are limited so please book early. Contact Linda Harper's to book.

I am keen to expand these classes into other areas so if anyone reasonably local has a venue to suggest then I would be keen to hear about it.

Monday, 18 January 2010

Hardanger Classes

I am going to be teaching classes in Hardanger at Linda Harper's Haberdashery shop in Kenilworth for 6 weeks from March (date TBC) Thursday mornings 10-12. If anyone is interested let me know and I'll put your name down.