Archive | June, 2020

Archie Brennan

29 June

Archie Brennan began his 60-year weaving career at Dovecot Studios in his home city, Edinburgh. From Australia to Papua New Guinea, he inspired weavers all over the world and became the undisputed master of modern tapestry, as well as a sharp and talented pop artist. Despite Archie’s huge influence in both the weaving and art […]

Father’s Day Ideas

18 June

It’s Father’s Day on Sunday 21st June and if your little ones are looking for an original idea to surprise Dad with, have a look at www.cleopatrasneedle.co.uk where they have affordable kits for kids and beginners – for cheeky monkeys, horse lovers who might be hinting something to dad, or racing drivers in the making! […]

British Flowers Week 15 – 21 June

14 June

If we can’t get to enjoy markets full of beautiful flowers in ‘British Flowers Week’ then this may be the next best thing. Chelsea Flower Show 2020 took delight in virtual events, so surely we can celebrate the beauty of the flowers in our needlework. Why not have a look at the handmade creations of […]

Back to School

04 June

As some children start to go back to school, time to start focusing on learning our letters. Emily Peacock has some great kits for novices and experienced stitchers – www.emilypeacock.squarespace.com for more details. As the weather has reverted to its usual British grey, what a great time to pick up the indoor activities!