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Springing into Spring as Kate Cross!

On the 7th of April I will be teaching ribbonwork and metalwork in an Easter inspired brooch, as per the image below at the Godalming and Meadrow WI. If you would like to come along an experience a craft evening WI style then please do get in contact;!visit/cj1y

WI April 2015 011Two weeks tomorrow Rich and I tie the knot and get married at Guildford Registry office.  For our reception we are off to a beautiful restaurant which is a stunning 17th century converted church, a short stroll from home. At the moment I feel like I have spreadsheets coming out of my ears but am feeling very prepared and of course VERY EXCITED about starting the Spring in style as Mrs Cross! As of the 17th of April this year I will be known as Kate Cross by everyone so expect to see some changes to my website.

I have now completed anemone buttonholes for the mum’s so that they are able to wear these on the day and then keep them forever. My gorgeous niece Pheobe Farrer will be wearing a delicate anemone on a headband to match the mums. My sis-in -law Carol Cross is making our cake topper to match my beautiful bouquet of flowers. She makes the most stunning icing flowers that are far too good to eat and I can’t wait to post images of these…

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Image of Buttonhole Anemones above

I know you will all want to share in our wedding with us so I will be putting more wedding pics on my blog at the beginning of May as we are off to the New Forest for a Mini Moon after our wedding day. For our Honeymoon we are off to Florence and lake Garda at the end of June.

The RSN have asked me to write a book on the technique of Appliqué and I have been researching the history of the technique – looking at how the technique relates to quilts, banners and where it has developed from. Did you know that the earliest example of Appliqué is an item of clothing that was found in Tutankhamun’s grave? Currently, there is no true Appliqué book that details appliqué techniques in full so my aim to write a comprehensive technical guide and be able to share my embroidery skills further.

I have launched new hand embroidery classes in Winchester. The next class available is with Lizzy Lansberry on the 13th and 14th of June. Bookings must be made by the end of the first week of May.

Developing Jacobean Embroidery – Lizzie Lansberry – Saturday the 13 of June and Sunday the 14 June – 10am – 4pm. Class cost £120 plus class kit of £28.00
You will learn the key elements of Jacobean style embroidery and the use these to design your own piece.  The course will cover the key Jacobean stitches and how to incorporate them into your design. With guidance from your tutor Lizzy, you will plan where to place stitches within your chosen design, creating your own unique embroidery.

Jacobean Crewel Tree of LifeThe cost of each class is payable when booking along with the class kit cost. All class materials and refreshments are provided. Please note that lunch is not included in this price.

Bookings please email or phone on: 07958 189349

I will be running a few more classes in Winchester over the Autumn term – dates and techniques are to be confirmed. If any of you students have any feedback or would like to pass requests for subjects taught etc. then please do send this directly to me.

I hope you all have a very special Easter weekend full of fun times with friends and family….

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