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.

Stitch Magazine – I’ve an article in the new edition!

I’m so happy that an article about my work has appeared in Stitch Magazine Issue 123.

I was contacted in November 2019, to write a piece about ‘Take Time to Smell the Roses’. It appears alongside the other winners from the Embroiderers’ Guild 2019 – ‘Life’s Rich Pattern’ Challenge.

Article in Stitch magazine Issue 123
Article in Stitch magazine Issue 123

This follows another mention of my work in Contact Magazine – I talk about a creative journey in 2019, through my Embroiderers’ Guild Exhibition piece – “Lancashire Cheese and Onion Pie”, and also the piece I exhibited at The Festival of Quilts – “The First Day in the Mill”.

Thank you to the Guild for sharing my work. I hope I’ve inspire others to gave a go and exhibit their embroidery.

Contact Magazine – I’ve an article in the new edition!

Members of the Embroiderers’ Guild will have just received their January copy of Contact Magazine.

At the Knitting and Stitching Show 2019 in Alexandra Palace, I got chatting to Anthea Godfrey and Pat Tempest. They were very interested in my pieces and asked me to write an article for the Magazine. It’s just been published!

I talk about a creative journey in 2019, through my Embroiderers’ Guild Exhibition pieces – “Take Time to Smell the Roses” and “Lancashire Cheese and Onion Pie”, and also my the piece I exhibited at The Festival of Quilts – “The First Day in the Mill”.

It features a photo of “Time for Tea”

Embroiderers' Guild Contact Magazine - January 2010 edition
Embroiderers’ Guild Contact Magazine – January 2010 edition

Thank you to the Guild for sharing my work. I hope I’ve inspire others to gave a go and exhibit their embroidery.