Monday, 18 November 2013

Tina Francis Tapestry goes North!

Hello there!
Not sure whether you have seen the latest series of 60 minute makeover but now rather than a manic hour of make over magic they take a whole day - now that would mean 20 cups of tea and one wall stripped if that was me but no two rooms are transformed. What is really interesting is that they now commission a bespoke item for homeowner it is great to see so many artisans on TV, so far there have been glass blowers, wood turners, a sculptress and a screen printer - they are highlighted in the show and we get to see some of the process behind their work also they have a feature on the ITV Website.
Check out the episode on 18th December when I will be the Artisan featured - how very exciting!!

I am really looking forward to exhibiting at The Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrogate from 21st November, I will be there with many of the exhibitors from Alexandra Palace and hope to meet many more. It will be great to meet lots of new people and I hope that people will like my latest designs and especially "Use Your Stash" because money is tight around this time of the year so a new project using your own wools is always welcome.

I am currently selling my work in London in the fantastic Things British Shop at St Pancras Station.  This shop is a riot of ideas and goods from British Makers and Designers, from cards to jewellery, from chocolates to handbags all the products are made here in the UK.  If you are around the area do take a look inside check out the knitted wire jewellery by Mahliqa some truly original work!  If you cannot get to St Pancras then check out the online shop and buy something British for Christmas.

Two more bits of news!!!
Brighton Christmas Open House starts the first weekend of December (30th November actually!), my kits will be in good company alongside all things Stitch at Quilty Pleasures, do come in if you need and inspirational gift or want to start a new craft in the new year.
Finally I will be at Made in Clerkenwell at the lovely Craft Central from 28th November until 1st December. Craft Central is just the best place to see Artists Studios, Designers and Makers all under one roof.  I am thinking there could also be mulled wine!!  I really have appreciated the support Craft Central have given me this year and am really looking forward to kicking off the Christmas season with them!

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