Sunday, 14 August 2011

Something a bit different...

A few weeks ago I was asked by a customer to make a special tea towel for a wedding anniversary, I soon realised the task in hand would require the design to be sewn in a way that was a little different to my usual style of sewing. I was asked to make a tea towel depicting the family's home in the Lake District, on a large scale taking up half of the tea towel... 

I was a bit daunted at first but am really pleased with how it has turned out. My customer was also very happy and I'm now making a second one (a mini series of tea towels!) with some different appliquéd sections and I'm finding it all very exciting!


  1. Firstly what a fabulous house! The fact that its in the Lake District is even better (the most beautiful place on the planet), and what a challenge for you, it has turned out very well,
    I couldn't bear to use it, I would have to frame it! Maybe they did! xx

  2. I think they might frame one of them Pen!

  3. What a beautiful house and a wonderful idea - well done you!!!
    p.s i'm hoping to get back into the full swing of things in september so will be getting some more volume fleece in soon if you are interested let me know???

  4. I love this, looks really effective x

  5. A challenge does you good every now and again - you must be so proud - what a lovely lovely job you did!!! Well done!!!

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