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There is nothing more charming then going for a walk in the quiet countryside on a warm summer’s day and coming across a quaint thatched cottage behind a stone wall and nearly hidden by a colourful overgrown cottage garden. The wonderful colours of the unordered flowers providing a haven for the butterflies and bees. The gentle breeze providing a faint wonderful scent of the fragrant flowers.
The dirt path leading to the cottage gate promises adventures into days gone by ….
This small embroidered wallhanging brings all the magic of a bygone era of thatched cottages, overgrown cottage gardens and the promise of an ancient secret inside. It is just the right size to introduce you to the vintage art of embroidery so you can share this tranquil garden on your wall all year round.
17 ½” high by 15 ½” across
This extensive pattern (9 pages) is supported with full colour line diagrams to make following and reading the pattern straight forward. The templates are full size, so there is no need to enlarge them. It has also been tested by my wonderful group of pattern testers.
BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY
Able to do hand embroidery (or willing to learn)
Able to sew 1/4″ seams precisely (or willing to learn)
Able to cut fabric accurately (or willing to learn)
Able to attach binding (or willing to learn)
This pattern will take you through all the sewing steps
COPYRIGHT INFO –
Nifty Needles – No portion of this pattern may be distributed mechanically, electronically, or by any other method for commercial or personal use. You may use this pattern to make items to sell on a small commercial basis, but please credit Nifty Needles or link back to the pattern. If you post photos online, I would love to see them.
NOTE ** This purchase is for the PDF pattern – NOT a finished item**
I am a fibre artist and tutor who has been spinning, dyeing,sewing, knitting and crocheting for over 40 years.
I was taught to sew when I was 10 years old by my mother who was a professional dressmaker. She also taught me to knit, crochet and do needle work. I grew up in a family of women who filled their time with hand crafts for both work and pleasure.
In New Zealand I worked with adults with a learning disability (mainly autism and Downs Syndrome) to teach and support them to weave, spin, dye and knit articles which they sold in their local craft shop.I have also been an active member in several spinning guilds both in New Zealand and Northern Ireland
Here in Northern Ireland I have held workshops at Ulster Folk & Transport Museum for the local spinning guild. I have also tutored at local craft groups in knitting, quilting, sewing, crocheting and various other traditional crafts. I have demonstrated spinning at various sheep shows, primary schools and museum open days both in New Zealand and Northern Ireland. I have extensive experience working with younger people, older people and adults with a learning disability so I can tailor workshops to different groups such as community groups,local craft groups or social groups which may include people of various ages and abilities. Many of the workshops that I conduct are reviving skills of a bygone era, so taking part in one of the workshops is to ensure that the skills of the past are not forgotten and we can enjoy them again and pass them onto the next generation.
I create my own pattern designs. I sell my designs in both written & PDF form. My patterns are written for all levels of sewers and are supported with comprehensive instructions and diagrams so even the less experienced sewer can product a piece of art. My designs range from small to large items. I love to include applique (both blanket stitch and needle turn) and embroidery/redwork in my designs. My quilts reflect this in their designs and many are available as BOM (block of the month) patterns or you can purchase the set of monthly patterns in one purchase. I love to use the technique of painting with Inktense pencils on to fabric, alongside embroidery. I also design smaller projects from sewing accessories, wall hangings, table runners and cushions.