Gold Work Taster Class

Ann held a Gold Work taster class at White Peak Embroidery (the embroidery part of Heirs and Graces) today. Everybody seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves and most talked of going on to do more. There was a mixture of oak leaves, the Rose of Sharon (a well known patchwork block) , flowers and a caterpillar.

Here are the results at the end of the taster.










Anyone interested in joining the next taster class give White Peak Embroidery a call on 01629732271.


Craft Hobby and Stitch Show at the NEC

On Sunday we went to the Craft, Hobby and Stitch Trade Show at the NEC in Birmingham. It was great fun and a real inspiration. The really exciting thing was the amount of presence that British Wool had. With West Yorkshire Spinners and WoolyKnits along with many more and kit creators only using British Wool we were so pleased to see it all. The new fabric collections looked so fresh too. We placed many orders and these wonderful things will be arriving at our shops over the year ahead.

Scroll through the many pictures and enjoy the trip.

Ann and Ellie with the colourful sheep.



West Yorkshire Spinners had the best stand. With their wonderful tables that were huge spinning bobbins, the grass floor and the browsing sheep.

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The Tilda display at Groves was also a wonderful sight to behold.

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It was great to stop and chat to Ewan at the Westfalenstoffe stall with his coat of many colours. Their fabrics are just wonderful and we managed to place an order to top up the stock of the Kitzbuhel range that we are forever selling out of.


Cloud Nine had really fresh fabrics and patterns.

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Foxes are clearly still very much in vogue and were all over the show.

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That Button Company had a wonderfully wonky shelving unit full of wonderful things.

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The range of colours of felt that we could order from Holland Felt was just mind blowing!


It was so wonderful to catch up with the lovely Erika Knight on her stand too. She has some truly beautiful and inspired things coming out in the upcoming year.


We got to meet Scrap Bandit – watch this space for more from this amazing little fella!


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Irene and Lewis have the most gorgeous fabrics coming out over the next few months so pop into the store and keep upto date with the ranges as and when they arrive.