I find hand stitching very therapeutic, especially searching out new stitches to use in a project.
Machine embroidery is much more instant and I have been using this technique recently to work on large floral themed panels incorporating hand dyed lace and pre loved fabrics.
I completed my City and Guilds course in the 80s and shortly after that, joined The Living Threads group as an exhibitor and tutor.
Exhibitions include Harrogate, N.E.C and National Trust properties.
I have traded at various large Trade shows selling kits which have featured in Stitch magazine.
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