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Cotton Orchard’s Sian Nunn completes the journey of a lifetime

This April, Sian Nunn of Cotton Orchard successfully completed a 260km husky sled journey across the Arctic to raise more than £8,500 for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice. In our previous blog about Sian’s fundraising adventure, we heard that she wanted to complete this challenge to support her close friend Helen whose young daughter Elsie was … Continue reading Cotton Orchard’s Sian Nunn completes the journey of a lifetime

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Visitors from all corners of the UK are heading to the Makit LQ&N Fair in Peterborough

One of the reasons we always pick the East of England Arena in Peterborough as the venue for our annual Makit LQ&N Fair is its central location. This year, we have visitors to the Fair from as far a field as the very far north of Scotland, West Cornwall, Wales and Northern Ireland. It’s such … Continue reading Visitors from all corners of the UK are heading to the Makit LQ&N Fair in Peterborough

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Create your own stunning stumpwork piece with Kay Dennis Stumpwork

Kay Dennis has always been passionate about needle lace and this passion led her into stumpwork. When Kay took redundancy about 20 years ago, stumpwork embroidery became her full-time occupation. She was in growing demand as a stumpwork teacher and also established her business, Kay Dennis Stumpwork. Her husband Michael took early retirement at the … Continue reading Create your own stunning stumpwork piece with Kay Dennis Stumpwork

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Hand illustrated embroidery patterns from Pink Ink Designs

Cathie and Mel of Pink Ink Designs have been working together for the past 15 years. Through Pink Ink, they hand illustrate beautiful embroidery patterns, printed onto fabric for you to colour, stitch and create. Cathie began her career as a trained illustrator who hand drew and hand painted illustrations for children’s books for a … Continue reading Hand illustrated embroidery patterns from Pink Ink Designs