The wonderful Nicola Jarvis came to visit White Peak Embroidery today. She is well known for her crewel work designs of English birds with a William Morris twist. Her designs are so modern and yet have the wonderful texture of traditional stitches. Ann and I met her at the Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrogate. Having adored her designs from afar we were rather star struck to meet her in the flesh. Much to our delight Nicola agreed to supply Ann’s shop, the first British shop to stock her kits.
A mere week later Ann had an email from Nicola saying she would like to deliver her kits in person. Of course we were delighted to have another opportunity to chat with Nicola and her lovely husband. They are so friendly and enthusiastic.
So now we have her amazing designs in stock in kit form. There are a number of different bird designs from the humble Robin and the naughty Starling to the proud and rather snooty Green Woodpecker.
Ann and Nicola
The kits include the fabric and printed design, all the gorgeous Appletons wools and any other little extras needed to stitch these fabulous characters.
The hardest decision is which to stitch first! Feel free to call us at White Peak Embroidery for any extra details or come down to the shop and see these amazing kits in person.