Hello to everyone who visits us because of the wonderful Grow Your Blog Party organised by Vicki of Two Bags Full; thanks to her for the hard work. We are two friends, Maria, living in Dorset and Gilli, from Somerset - both counties in South West England. We both have a passion for textiles and everything around them.
This is still a very young blog and Maria and I set it up last year but have only just got back to it recently. Maria is still new to 'blogging' but is getting to grips with it pretty quickly (I'm not surprised - she had a good tutor!)
We are both members of various groups and have been friends for about five years I guess, but really, really good friends for about three to four years; who knows, time just flies!
We meet whenever we can, outside of planned gatherings at the Embroiderers' Guild and West Country Embroiderers, to have P L A Y days.
We have a Facebook Group, which we have called Revise, Refresh, Review and we use it to take another look at various techniques in our vast collection of textile/embroidery/painting/printing/dyeing books. It's good to have a 'second' or maybe 'third' look at various techniques and to try them out again. An excellent way of stopping yourself from getting stale in your approach to embroidery. There are various plans for this year, but nothing finalised yet except for two holidays booked at Kingcombe, Dorset, using the embellishing machine with Sandra Coleridge - Fantasy Follies and machine embroidery with Alison Holt, Rivers and Waterfalls at Barnstaple, Devon!
We would love to get some followers, so far we have none - we are interesting really you know. Let's hope we make some new friends.