Covid – 19 Update

Dear Friends,

I hope this finds you all well and in good spirits.

As you may already know, in light of the recent global events, all textile events and exhibitions in the UK have been postponed at least until the Autumn.  As these were the main way I met and chatted to the artists which I include in my videos this means I will be making some changes to my uploads for the next few months.

Fortunately, I have a selection of videos waiting for editing for my ‘Meet The Artist’ series which I will upload once they are ready.  I am working on ways to capture virtual interviews with some artists which I hope to bring to you as the year progresses.

I have plans for a number of free tutorials and projects to help us stay creative and maybe learn a new skill or two.  I am also excited to be in the final stages of a number of kits based on my own designs which I will be releasing on my newly designed website very soon.  Make sure you register for the mailing list so you’ll be one of the first to know!

Your continued support is greatly appreciated particularly in these challenging times for all of us and don’t forget to take a stroll through the playlists on my Channel and rediscover some favourites or maybe something you missed first time.  The Channel and Website (old design for now) links are below – please feel free to share with friends and grow our community.

My YouTube Videos 

My Website

Let’s keep talking, keep stitching and stay safe.

Katie @Arnolds-Attic x

The Sound of the Kenwood Chef

It’s that time of year again, when I feel the pressure of yet another deadline! This time it’s for The Embroiderers’ Guild Members’ Challenge. The topic is “My Favourite Things”. My piece is called “The Sound of the Kenwood Chef”.

” One of the most memorable sounds from my childhood, is the sound of my Mum’s heavy, metal Kenwood Chef, whirring away. The smell of home baked cakes, pies and bread filled the house. Saturday mornings was the highlight of the week. Me, my three sisters and two brothers, waited patiently until Mum said we could eat the first batch of warm Victoria Scones.”

Have you submitted work too? Leave a message below and let me know. I’d love to see it when the Guild next exhibits them on their stand.

The sound of the Kenwood Chef
The sound of the Kenwood Chef
The final stitch
The final stitch

It’s been a while since I’ve seen some of my other embroideries – ‘Take Time to Smell the Roses’ was posted off in February 2019 and the other two (‘Cheese and Onion Pie‘ & ‘Time for Tea‘) posted at the end of August 2019 (which are part of the Guild’s ‘Home’ Exhibition). All the pieces can be seen as they tour with the Guild across the UK.

Exhibiting Three Embroideries with the Embroiderers’ Guild

I’m exhibiting three embroideries with the Embroiderers’ Guild this year. It was a wonderful to be reunited with them at The Knitting & Stitching Show 2019 at Alexandra Palace. (The light levels were a little low, hence the varied qualities of the photos)

It’s been a while since I’ve seen them – ‘Take Time to Smell the Roses’ was posted off in February and appeared on The Guild Stand and the other two (‘Cheese and Onion Pie‘ & ‘Time for Tea‘) posted at the end of August this year, were part of the Guild’s ‘Home’ Exhibition. All the pieces can be seen as they tour with the Show across the UK.

‘Take Time to Smell the Roses’
Embroiderers’ Guild ‘Home’ Exhibition
Two of my embroideries in the Embroiderers’ Guild ‘Home’ Exhibition
‘Cheese & Onion Pie’ in the Embroiderers’ Guild ‘Home’ Exhibition
‘Time for Tea’ in the Embroiderers’ Guild ‘Home’ Exhibition

UPDATE: Thank you to my dear fellow Stitcher (and mum from school) for these photos. It warms my heart that students have been photographing my embroideries.

‘Cheese & Onion Pie’ in the Embroiderers’ Guild ‘Home’ Exhibition – student photographing my work
‘Cheese & Onion Pie’ in the Embroiderers’ Guild ‘Home’ Exhibition – student photographing my work