When circumstances meant that Meg Evershed was unable to return to her old career after having children, she began to look for a way to work around her family. Having come from a long line of needlewomen and talented crafters, it seemed natural to turn her passion for cross stitching into a business.
The Nutmeg Company was officially founded in 1994 when Meg started designing and producing her own cross stitch kits. Meg’s husband Mike joined the business after he retired in 2007 and part-timers Anne, Chris and Tom complete the current workforce.
These days, Meg designs and the team manufactures a stunning range of cross stitch kits for 3D pieces, such as ornaments, decorative boxes and Christmas decorations. They also stitch on perforated paper to produce greeting cards for pretty much every occasion.
The Nutmeg Company is based at the Reeth Dales craft centre in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Meg describes it as ‘the ideal area for a holiday with wonderful scenery and plenty of B&Bs nearby’, which means that there is always a steady flow of visitors.
Meg and Mike visit a select number of craft fairs throughout the year. At these times, The Nutmeg Company’s premises will be closed for the day so it’s always best to ring before visiting if you’re travelling from further afield.
Make & Take with The Nutmeg Company
We’re delighted that The Nutmeg Company will be running a Make & Take area at the Makit LQ&N Fair on Sunday 13th May.
Meg says that she is in the process of designing a choice of two small projects for the fair – a bookmark or a greetings card (the picture here is for illustrative purposes only).
The Make & Take will give you the opportunity to experience cross stitching on perforated paper. Your kit will include all the materials you need. You can start the project with Meg on hand to help and complete it at home.
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