Blue Stiggy - Blue Stiggy; - creative creature, fuelled by tea and cake.



As Promised, I have some new workshop dates at a stunning location.  Hanwell Wine Estate, set in the Rolling Nottinghamshire Countryside. was planted in 2012 by Helenka and William  Brown with  traditional Champagne variety vines in 2012.

As well as welcoming wine lovers, to the vinyard, William and Helenka, also champion traditional crafts and invite tutors to teach in the recently renovated barn. 




Beginners Embroidery Workshop. 

If you've never picked up a needle before, but want to start your journey into embroidery,  this is for you.

This floral design is deceptively simple, using back stitch, stem stitch, french knots and some free form stitching.  I promise it's not scary, and you will be able to do it. 


All Materials, tuition and tools will be provided by me, and  delightful refreshments and calm atmosphere will be provided by our Hosts, Rural Antics, at Hanwell Wine Estate.  Helenka and Amanda who oversee the workshop
 program are a complete delight and really
 look after their visitors.  Please book this
 workshop directly with the Estate by clicking here
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Hand Bound Book Workshop
Then in the Afternoon (well while you're there you might as well stay for another no?)

You can learn how to make a coptic bound hardback book.  This is an ancient form of book binding and is one of the easiest to master.  make a sketchbook or a place to store memories, they make wonderful gifts if you can bear to part with it at the end of the day. 
I'll bring along a host of gorgeous papers and threads for you to forage in to find the perfect combination.

All Materials, tuition and tools will be provided by me, and  delightful refreshments and calm atmosphere will be provided by our Hosts, Rural Antics, at Hanwell Wine Estate.  Helenka and Amanda who oversee the workshop program are a complete delight and really look after their visitors.  Please book this workshop directly with the Estate by clicking here



If you'd like to be among the first to hear details of my new hand embroidery and book binding workshops, click here, and pop your e.mail address in the form below and you'll also receive a free beginners embroidery pattern and stitch guide to get you started while you're waiting :)