Saturday, 31 January 2009

Rossendale Embroiderers Group


Are you a professional or amateur embroidery artist based in the Rossendale area?

I am looking for like minded people who are interested in embroidery and live in the Rossendale area of Lancashire to set up a Rossendale Embroiderers Group. The group would meet up and discuss projects, share ideas and techniques etc. If this is something you would be interested in please email me at hello@sarahwhittle.co.uk or telephone 07546 579356.
I Took The Handmade Pledge! BuyHandmade.org

Today I took the handmade pledge to support buying handmade crafts. Craft makers and consumers all around the world are taking the pledge to support independent artists and designer makers.

By taking the pledge you are pledging that you will buy handmade for yourself and your loved ones and request that others do the same for you.

By buying handmade you are purchasing a possible heirloom of the future and not only the fact that in most cases you are buying a completely one of a kind, unique gift.

Thursday, 29 January 2009

Tweet Tweet



Today I have been working on designing a new range of products inspired by birds. Im going to be producing pictures, cushions and lavender sachets. When I start a new collection I begin by working in my sketchbook and getting down some ideas which I will then later develop. Having these initial sketches helps me to decide what threads, fabric and most importantly what stitches I will use. The above images are quick sketches I have done. Watch this space to see them developed into embroideries.

I will be a better blogger

This year it is my intention to be a better blogger and so I will post everyday, whether it be a short post about what I am working on today, a photo of things that inspire me or an update of products added to my etsy. 

Monday, 19 January 2009

Click here to see my new website


Finally my new website is up and running, lovingly designed and developed by my husband Andrew.


Saturday, 17 January 2009

Check out my new Etsy shop

You can now purchase my products online at my new Etsy shop. I will be shortly adding a range of embroidered home and fashion accessories such as:

Lavender sachets
Table linen
Cushions
Bags
Framed pictures
Hankies