Embroidery from Ireland

July 28, 2018

Hello everyone

Hope you are all doing well and enjoying your summer holidays?

It never fails to amaze me how small the world has become through the inception of the internet, and how it allows us to share our love of embroidery from different parts of the world.  Recently, I received an email from the beautiful County Leitrim in Ireland and would love to share it with you.  This embroidery group call themselves the “Sexy Sewers” and I can see why, not only is their embroidery very sexy but the ladies who stitch it are not bad themselves!!

Here is the message from Valerie Elsegood:

“We thought you may like to see just some of the Whitework With Colour projects that the Rassaun Craft Group (otherwise known as the Sexy Sewers!!) have  been working on for the past few months.

Ireland 1

I think we have all (the 7 of us) completed at least 2 of your fabulous designs.  We have so enjoyed them – and haven’t finished yet!  The Doodlebug I made for my daughter in law, she has a VW Beetle that is the love of her life.  The framer has done a fantastic job and even included her car registration number!  A big thank you from all of us for these wonderful designs – please keep them coming…

Ireland 2

I loved seeing the picture of your happy group and your BEAUTIFUL framed embroidery designs from the book Whitework With Colour, it looks as though you have a lot of fun.  Thanks so much for sharing Val, hopefully it will inspire others to do something similar.  Meeting like this not only provides companionship but also allows us to share ideas and help others with their embroidery.  I am busy with the Kew book at present but the good news is that there will be some new Whitework With Colour patterns available before the end of the year so keep a look out!

For more information on the book Whitework With Colour  you can find it here.            Till next time, wherever you are in the world, keep smiling and happy stitching.


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