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The Island Collection- Inspired by Bermuda


Island Collection – Hibiscus

As a treat to our CSG Members, we included one of this series of projects in Issue 72 of Stitch That, the CSG magazine (Go to Join us) with colour pictures of the rest of the designs. These pretty miniature projects were inspired by our visit to Bermuda -We had been invited by the Bermuda Guild of Stitchery, me to teach and Bill, my husband to keep my company.

The chart and instructions for Hibiscus were included in Issue 72 of our magazine and we added pictures of the others in the series and I know how popular they have been! The joy of stitching these little projects is that they are worked using Stef Francis hand painted twelve ply silk thread with stranded cotton (floss) added for the detail. The other clever bit is that the packs include the little faux oak picture frame and die-cut mount (mat) so you can complete the stitching and frame the project in a day!

You can find (from left to right) Wild Rosemary, Rain Forest, Azure Ocean, Morning Glory (below) Sea Shell, and, of course, Hibiscus in our online shop

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Date posted: Monday, November 10, 2008

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Issue 71 of Stitch That


Antique Flowers Pocket Sampler

Since my return from Bermuda, I have discovered  so much positive feedback about the Antique Flowers Pocket Sampler that we have decided to include it in this issue of Stitch That! I am very grateful to my Bermuda class members who pointed out the errors in the chart (in a positive good humoured way, I promise) so it should be a very straightforward project to stitch! There will be a materials pack for this project, but for CSG Members only.

As a result of this change of plan, I have today signed off the proofs of Stitch That Issue 71 so that we should noe be posting it on Thursday 12th June. I intend to take some photos of the envelope stuffing ceremony so that you can see what goes on!

As the much awaited trip to Bermuda is over, I have no further excuses to offer so must return to the real world and get back to work. Today, I am going to clear out the Studio and sort my threads and beads, prior to designing new ranges for the autumn, a bumper edition of Stitch That for September, and much more.

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Date posted: Thursday, June 5, 2008

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Visiting the Bermuda Guild of Stitchery

I thought it would be a good idea to show you that my trip to Bermuda was really work and not just a holiday! I had such a lovely week working with this very enthusiastic and talented group of stitchers – I shall never forget it! Bill and I returned yesterday and I cannot tell you how difficult it was to leave. The island, the trees, flowers and, of course, the people we met there were so lovely – I have, of course, taken hundreds of pictures, so watch out for Bermuda inspired projects over the next few months. 


My Students


 The view from the classroom window

I am sure that the Bermuda Guild of Stitchery do not usually have their stitching days in this venue so I was very lucky to have the chance to stay at the hotel and stitch and teach in such a beautiful place.



Left to right:  Gail (Guild President), Sue and Janet

Both Gail and Janet gave up their time to make us feel so welcome, and that includes taking us out to dinner and spoiling us something rotten! Janet gave me a lovely sampler depicting scenes from Bermuda and took me on a tour of the island on our last day and Gail made me a beautiful gift – a counted and beaded scissor keeper. Thank you so much. 


 Adaronke and Margo Jean

Two fellow stitchers who worked so hard over the four days – I know how pleased they were to learn the new stitches and techniques covered during the classes. Margo Jean teaches in a men’s prison and I can imagine how her lessons are going to change! Adaronke – please forgive me if I have not spelt your name correctly!


Patricia Bean

Patricia is the Programme Secretary of the Bermuda Guild of Stitchery and organised the Jane Greenoff event from the very beginning. I must thank her for thinking of me in the first place and working behind the scenes to ensure that the event went so well.  Bill, my husband (and in charge of all matters financial)  said that he wished that everyone he worked with was as efficient and as straightforward. It would make his life so much easier! Thank you Patricia – you are a star!






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Date posted: Wednesday, June 4, 2008

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Off To Bermuda!


I know that I have only just got back from our Norway trip, but Bill and I leave for Bermuda on Tuesday 27th May for a week. I have been asked to go and teach for four days – I am absolutely thrilled to have this opportunity and will take lots of pictures so that I can prove to you that it is not just another holiday! The Bermuda Guild of Stitchery asked me about overseas teaching last year and I cannot believe it has come true. I am giving linen classes, one for the novice and one as a Masterclass. For those of you not able to join me in Bermuda, I thought you would like to see one of the projects I am using for the Masterclass. It is a Pocket Sampler or Heirloom Hussif and is worked on hand dyed linen in stranded cottons (floss) and hand painted silk.

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Date posted: Monday, May 19, 2008

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