If you expect the Womens’s Institute’s Denman College, to be all about Ham, Jam and cake, then think again. Prepare yourself to be bowled over – it’s Needlework heaven.
I was there for a day’s visit with my fellow Paper Dollies
on a guided tour of the house and grounds. It’s a beautiful venue. It wasn’t until we were shown the studio space, that my heart really skipped a beat. Exquisite hand embroidery, Dorset Buttons collections and vintage needlework lined the walls. I was in absolute heaven.
Which one is your favourite?
The perfect day was rounded off with a visit to the College Fabric Shop…
… where I found these fabulous, vintage treasures. Happy Days x
If you’re looking for an amazing, creative reboot, then I can heartily recommend a Jessie Chorley workshop. Her work is stunning. Handmade and hand stitched.
I had a brilliant day. The class was held at my local Embroiderers’ Guild
and was designed around making a Pin & Needle case that could be worn as a brooch.
As usual I took the idea and added my own twist, making a larger piece that could be worn on an apron pocket – starting with a colourful, vintage handkerchief.
A brilliant day with stitching friends – sewing, chatting and sharing sewing ideas – with a bonus of lots of stitchery homework to keep me happy tomorrow. What a perfect day.
An evening of late night stitchery, making a brooch for a sewing day ✂ with friends in the morning.
I love red ❤.