Special offer : When Parchment meets Embroidery.

Special offer : When Parchment meets Embroidery.

Hi there,

Thanks for popping in. Can you believe it is Tuesday already? This week is flying by! Time to shine a light on yet another Design of the Week… Today we are looking at not one but two very traditional crafts: Parchment Craft and Embroidery. Here we see how they have been combined to make one rather special artform. Combine embroidery with parchment, then add some fantastic designs from Tina Cox – and we have something sublime.

We have released several lovely collections over the years:

A5sq Christmas

A5sq Everyday

A5sq Flowers

and the latest collection A6sq Floral Parchlets

Now, just because we call them Embroidery plates, it doesn’t mean that you have to use them in that way. They are normal Groovi plates, but with the addition of a pattern, designed by Tina, to allow you to add embroidery.

Here is some inspiration from the Design Team

Amazing, isn’t it?

As usual, for the week, we celebrate 30 years in business by offering them to you with a 30% discount (plus club discount) Available HERE,

Also, if you are looking for the needles and thread which are perfect for this job (not all threads and needles work, so Tina did her homework for us!), then click HERE

Quote of the day? There is a wonderful poem about tapestries, which I would like to share with you…

My life is but a weaving
Between my God and me.
I cannot choose the colors
He weaveth steadily.

Oft’ times He weaveth sorrow;
And I in foolish pride
Forget He sees the upper
And I the underside.

Not ’til the loom is silent
And the shuttles cease to fly
Will God unroll the canvas
And reveal the reason why.

The dark threads are as needful
In the weaver’s skillful hand
As the threads of gold and silver
In the pattern He has planned

He knows, He loves, He cares;
Nothing this truth can dim.
He gives the very best to those
Who leave the choice to Him.

Corrie ten Boom

Isn’t that wonderful?

Love always

Barb x x x

8 thoughts on “Special offer : When Parchment meets Embroidery.

  1. Love the poetry, thank you for sharing.

    I don’t embroider on parchment but some of the designs are tempting for normal parching. However I am reserving my pennies for the poppets.

    Stay safe.

  2. The poem is beautiful as are the plates designed by Tina. They are in my stash along with various reels of coloured thread, beeswax & needles – have I done of them yet ? sadly I must confess no I haven’t. Sat watching Tina for ages at the Open Days with the latest parchlet’s & that is as far as I have got. Hopefully with some new tablets from the doctors yesterday my eyes will settle down & I will be able to do more close work – my challenge for this winter.

  3. I was asked to do a reflection in Church many years ago, before I trained for ministry and after a potentially life limiting diagnosis, and I used this poem from Corrie ten Boom’s book. It has always stuck with me.

  4. Wow Barb, Thank you for sharing thst poem, that was thought provoking. I had the pleasure of meeting Corrie at our church when I was 6 years old. Although my bro seems to think I was about 12 which would mean she died not long after, she must have left a great impression on me as reading your blog rang bells. I couldnt remember all the details but I knew she came to talk about her faith and her trials, I remember the feelings I had when she spoke. Dad says she came to talk about her life with her sister as a prisoner of war. I was also a little book worm and am sure I was gifted a book written by Corrie Ten Boom, called the Hiding Place at our Church prize giving.
    I’m going to have to have a hunt and dig it out.
    Beautiful art work from the team. The shows will be amazing.
    lots of love T.xx

  5. The poem is beautiful as are the cards made by the design team. I used to do embroidery but on paper not parchment. Used to be very popular. Take care.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *