Hello to you from a very cold and snowy Manchester! I hope you are keeping warm and toasty.
Speaking of heat, hot off the press is the Gardenia Napkin Embroidery Kit. It's a little different from my usual style, and it has full skeins of DMC stranded cotton threads that will create a delicate and simple style to your table. I do love a posh table setting and vintage china, it's always worth going the extra mile.
I really enjoyed doing this one, it was so mindful to do. The stitches are easily achievable, even for beginners. It's nice to show off your embroidery and use it every day, and anyone that you invite round for tea will be wowed by your embroidery prowess! I just showed it to Mr LHOV and he said "Have you bought that?" ..... I think that must mean it's a move on from my usual style!
He then said "What if I wipe my mouth on there?" Well, the napkins are Egyptian Polycotton and fully washable, even with the DMC threads, so that takes care of that one. All of my linen is specially made to my specification, my supplier is very skilled at hemming and these have beautifully mitred corners.
If you would prefer a different colour of napkin, I also have beige and light grey. so please just drop me a line to let me know. I can also change the DMC thread colours too, if you have a particular colour scheme in mind for your table theme. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Also, just to say that I know it can be difficult for many people at this time of year, especially for anyone that has lost someone. So if you would like a chat, or just to talk about embroidery, then feel free to drop me a line. I'm here for you.
The postal strikes are playing havoc with the delivery system I'm afraid. I really wish that Royal Mail would give our posties what they deserve so we can all get back to normal. If you live in the Manchester, Warrington, or surrounding areas and you order anything for Christmas, then it may be me or my little elves that push your parcel through your door. I'll make sure that your Christmas orders reach you.
In the last email I think I promised you a Christmas Spotify playlist, there was lots of fun putting that one together, the link is below. Today you will mainly find me snuggled up and listening to this while I embroider. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4oCYrUZs2ktngI9QceF1U8?si=daa1c75d13064f52
The relaxing playlist is full of vintage and unusual tunes on there , and it would also be perfect for listening to as you put your Christmas tree up.
That's all for now folks, take it easy in the snow.
Love from Victoria xx
P.S. There are still some spaces on my next workshop at Hanging By A Thread in February, and I will also be teaching for Stitched Up in February too, tickets are available at https://stitchedup.coop/events/hand-embroidery-with-victoria-feb-2023/
P.P.S The code for 20% off is still valid for any order (except workshops) ...... DISCOUNT20