Wednesday, 28 September 2016

I'm Having a Ally Pally Break This Year


Hello Everyone,

I just thought I had better bring you up to date and let some of you know that I will not be with you this year at The Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace.

Unfortunately, we have lost my mum, who was a very large part of our lives and who had been unwell last year when I was at the show. We're all going in the right direction now and I am now fully back to my teaching and travelling all over to teach my thing. The show at Alexandra Palace needs everything I have and weeks and weeks of preparation so I have decided to take a break and sit back this year and concentrate on some of the many new and interesting ideas I have in my head, ready for my return.

I'm not really being idle.

Look out for Just Hands TV, where I have been doing some filming on an Introduction to Goldwork with three projects for you to watch and then try your hand at.

I'm also working on my web site (with help).

The website and online shop are, as we speak being updated so if you go to the show looking to buy a new design to stitch. Don't fret! You will be able to order it online along with a few other kits and items that might take your fancy.

I hope to go to the show as a visitor. This will be a real luxury as I haven't done this for many a years.

I hope you all have a fab time at the show and if we bump into each other, stop me for a quick catchup!

Happy Stitching!

See you all soon,


Sunday, 28 February 2016

Sewing retreat mini break at the Royal Bridlington Hotel

Sewing retreat mini break in April at the Royal Bridlington Hotel

Fancy a couple of days where you can sew to yours hearts content and be fed wonderful food in a sewing friendly environment. Then come and spend a few days with me at the Royal Bridlington Hotel, Bridlington by the seaside where I am teaching the following workshops

Kathleen Laurel Sage 18th,19th,20th April 2016
 18th April - Machine embroidered and quilted Zen tangling
19th April - Machine Embroidered Bowls
20th April - Machine embroidered Clematis and poppy appliqué

To book your residential few days go to and ask for Tim or Fiona who will be only to pleased to help you with your reservation and any questions that you may have

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Red leather look bag

Just worked out this lovely bag. Now I have a good prototype I am away eith ideas buzzing through my head

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Needle lace leaves by machine

The lovely ladies in my machine embroidery class have all worked so hard today learning how to machine needle laced leaves on water soluble film.
Take a look they're great

Monday, 19 January 2015

Gold work seahorses

Well that's the design drawn. All I need to do now is work them for my upcoming gold work class at Tudor rose patchwork shop

Thursday, 15 January 2015

This is the first class of the year for my machine embroidery class, so to loosen them up and to get them moving freely we made machine embroidered trees in rayon thread using the sewing machine. Next month we will be attempting machine made needle lace. 

Patchwork students of 2014 exhibition

Students of 2014, exhibition

Students of 2014 exhibition

Check out the stunning work produced by students attending the "Making fabrics for patchwork and embroidery " course. Mandy's cushion is exquisite 

Students of 2014 exhibition at Tudor rose patchwork shop

It was a real treat to see my students work set out for viewing by the customers of the shop. Here are some of the fine work produced from the "Printing fabrics for patchwork and embroidery monthly course. The course covered mono printing, stencilling, stamping, dying using procion mx dyes, marbling, transfer printing and many other techniques . I was so proud of all of their hard work and everyone who came had only the best words to say about the work.

Friday, 9 January 2015

Student exhibition again Tudor rose patchwork shop. Oakley. Bedford

The 2014 exhibition of students work is up and ready for you to com and view tomorrow 10 am- 4.30 pm 
It all looks lovely and well worth a visit