A Fabulous Weekend Sewing with Janet Bolton at Hope & Elvis.

This weekend at Hope and Elvis was perfect for recharging my creative batteries.  Lots of sewing, yummy food and fabrics galore! This is my third class with the amazing Janet Bolton and each time I learn more.

Hand Stitchery with Janet Bolton

Janet is an inspirational tutor. Her hand stitched work is breathtaking.

The day started with a talk through some of her current work,  before she demonstrated her sewing method with one of her famous chickens.

janet bolton demonstrated her sewing method
Janet demonstrating her ‘chickens’

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What does a six foot Festive Table Runner look like?

This table runner is on it’s way to my local textile group, as part of their Challenge. I started it a few years ago, and have finally had a reason to complete it.

Finally Finished

The binding was  finished recently, then all I needed to do was add the embellishments and the hanging sleeve.

six foot Festive Table Runner
Applique, quilting and hand stitching all rolled into one !

It’s long enough to lay along my long sideboard, or hang on a door!

six foot Festive Table Runner with button detail
I love the red buttons


I know it’s a little early to be making Christmas decorations. At least I am ahead of myself for the Festive preparations this year.

Do you have Christmas projects on the go? Share your thoughts below.