Next week (1-7 June) is Garden Wildlife Awareness Week. Those of us fortunate enough to have a garden, or who live near some green spaces will have seen the increase in animal activity over the last few months now that everywhere is quieter. Diana Fernsby www.fernsbyhall.com has a wonderful range of animal themed needlework kits – we’ve put a few wildlife ones up for you to enjoy, but there are dogs, pigs and other animals on her website – and all terrifically cute!
Beth Russell has also crept in on the cute factor – those who are familiar with the beautiful William Morris designs she is famous for will enjoy the rabbits inspired by a friend of William Morris – William de Morgan, a potter who was influential in the Arts and Crafts movement. There are several such whimsical designs on the website www.bethrussellneedlepoint.com