There are about 20 different types of identifiable embroidery in Hungary today. The most famous being Kalocsa and Matyo. I hope to bring you snapshot of all of them on my blog. Like embroidery and textiles? Work with me and be my guest! Email me on email@example.com.
You can now buy gifts by Little Hungarian Hearts at Gem of England in Burley, Hampshire. Indigo napkins, table runners and hearts are available to buy for Christmas and Birthday gifts, or just something for you. Gem of England is a beautiful shop set in the middle of...read more
“We left in pretty good time, and came after nightfall to Klausenburgh. Here I stopped for the night at the Hotel Royale. I had for dinner, or rather supper, a chicken done up some way with red pepper, which was very good but thirsty. (Mem. get recipe for Mina.) I...read more
What an exhilarating weekend at Hampton Court! My first major exhibition is now over and after months of preparation, advertising and social media, it has turned out to be a great success. I teamed up with my friend, Fee from FeeLanzinoDesign who, among other...read more
The rich tapestry of life isn’t just in the arts and crafts of the English or Scottish countryside, but across Europe and in the stunning collections of skilled and accomplished artisans of Hungry and Transylvania. We import the beautiful cushions, napkins, table...read more
Join us at The Handmade Fair - 15th - 16th September 2017 From 15th-17th September the UK's best loved creative day out, The Handmade Fair, will be returning to The Green at Hampton Court Palace! Get ready for a wonderful weekend of inspiration, hands-on workshops and...read more
Dyed fabrics have been part of civilization for thousands of years. Indigo or blue print arrived in Europe from India and the Far East and became very fashionable in the French courts in the 17th century in the form of textiles and clothes. Initially, a number of...read more
If you are celebrating Valentine's Day or Galentine's Day, check out some of my current favourite images of embroidered hearts. If you are exchanging gifts, embroidered hearts have so much more meaning that chocolates or flowers - and they have a lot less calories! I...read more
I'm very proud to be part of this wonderful article in Sew Magazine on the correlation between Mindfulness and Sewing. The mental health charity, Mind, also recognises the link between crafting and good mental health. Mind has created Crafternoon Sessions as a way of...read more
The next stop along my travels through Hungarian embroidery is Matyó (ma-tjo). Matyó or Matyóság is the collective term for the area that supports the arts dedicated to Matyó culture. Located in northeastern Hungary, Matyó compromises the three main villages of...read more
Kalocsa As with most Hungarian embroidery, the Kalocsa patterns became very popular in the mid-19th century with the rise of nationalism in Hungary. Originally, Kalacsa used white embroidery on white cotton as coloured thread was expensive and only became mainstream...read more
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Woman Alive Magazine
Cross Stitch Magazine Issue 271
Selvedge Magazine, 30th August 2017
S Magazine, Sunday Express
4 December 2016
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Spend the day celebrating textiles through a programme of workshops for all and a series of talks, exhibitions and demonstrations from professionals. Browse the curated marketplace for artisan fabrics and haberdashery to purchase for your own textile projects or buy from artists and makers showcasing their own unique handcrafted work. Learn from the experts, be inspired to try new techniques and join a community of textile enthusiasts for a sociable and inspiring day out. THREAD will also be exploring the social and ethical aspects of textiles.
Farnham Maltings, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7QR
Little Hungarian Hears and Funky Flowers by Fee will be selling their Christmas wares at the BDC in Islington.
This is your one-stop shop for homeware, gifts and fashion Christmas. With plenty of exciting features including the Champagne Bar, don’t miss the chance to glean expert business advice from those in the know at the Country Living Theatre, fashion your own decorations at the Craft and Create Rooms and discover all the lovely stalls available for your Christmas presents.
Business Design Centre, Islington, London, 52 Upper St, London N1 0QH
Our exhibition of woven, printed and embroidered textiles. Every year at our World Textile Days around the UK we explore a common theme through our free exhibition and morning and afternoon presentations. In 2018 our world textiles experts will look at how families, villages and communities around the world co-operate to produce their wonderful textiles.
Saltford Hall, Wedmore Rd, Saltford, Bristol, BS31 3BY
Great for gift inspiration, where you can browse with a cup of mulled wine or just enjoy the festive fun and atmosphere.
There will be up to 140 stalls selling a range of Christmas gifts including handmade artisan gifts made by talented crafters, jewellery, fused glass, local preserves, chutneys, award winning fudge, seasonal cakes, chestnuts, cheeses and much more. As well as Christmas decorations, Christmas cards and wrapping paper, wreaths, food and hampers.
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