Please come and join me on my new website.

This is the blog post that I have been trying to write for the last two weeks and now I feel that I am finally ready. You may remember that I said that I was building my own website so that I could sell my hand dyed fabric and threads. That website is now fully up and running and I have even sold several items. I do want to try to keep everything together in one place however, and I would be so pleased if you decided that you wanted to stay with me and would be prepared to go to the other site (Maggi Birchenough Hand Dyed Fabric and Threads) and subscribe to my blog. This is not a ploy to try to persuade you to buy anything, (although of course it would be nice if you wanted to!) but simply because I enjoy the company of all my followers and don’t want to lose a single one of you. To make sure that you recognise where you will be arriving, this is what it looks like.

Now that the redirection has been done, what have I been up to lately? As you can imagine, a lot of time has been taken up with dyeing but I did get the chance to do some more monoprinting on fabric with the gelli plates. Most of these were done with bubble wrap and shredded paper.

I wanted to put some of them together in some way an realised that they would probably make a good cover for the thread booklet that I made, quite a long time ago now. so I cut some of the pieces into strips, wove them together and fused them to a piece of Evolon. I decided to use Evolon as the backing as that is what the booklet is made from. This was the final result and I am more than happy with it and can now start to use it. It will be very useful for keeping  hand sewing projects together.

Thread booklet with cover closed.

Partially open


Fully open

The actual thread booklet itself when fully opened looks like this, in case you hadn’t seen it before.

Not much to show for a long time away but I am looking forward to getting on with some new projects now that the website is out of the way. I was, however, lucky enough to win a parcel of goodies from Maggie Grey after making a comment on her blog. There are some lovely rayon threads, silk, metal organza, a book, some heavy soluble film, copper shim and some fancy knitting yarn. I’m now trying to come up with some original ideas to use them in.

Those of you who have been following my C&G efforts may remember that the first assessment piece that I made was one that I knew I would never love. I am, however, delighted to say that it has been chosen to be included in the Pieced Patterns exhibition which will be touring with the ICHF shows starting at Exeter on  September 27th. The dates are below if anyone is interested in going to any of the shows. I will be able to see it at Fashion Embroidery and Stitch in March next year. This is the actual quilt.

Spears in the Cabin

Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts, Westpoint Centre, Exeter: 27-30 September 2012
Creative Stitches, Glow Centre, Bluewater: 31 January-3 February 2013
Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts, EventCity, Manchester: 7-9 February 2013
Creative Stitches, SECC, Glasgow:7-10 March 2013
Fashion, Embroidery & Stitch, NEC, Birmingham, 21-24 March 2013
Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts, Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool: 25-27 April 2013
Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts, Brighton Centre, Brighton: 9-11 May 2013

That really is all for now. I feel the urge to get out and enjoy some more of the sunshine in the garden. I hope the weather is good where you are and I hope to see you soon here.





About maggi21

I create textile art and also dye and print my own fabric.
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9 Responses to Please come and join me on my new website.

  1. Julie says:

    Congratulations Maggi and well deserved. I shall hope to see it next March. Lovely thinga from Maggie and I shall be sure to follow at your new site if I havn’t already.

  2. Kerstin says:

    Congratulations on the Quilt and the new website. I love the gorgeous fabric I got from you.

  3. Caz says:

    Hope to see your Spears In The Cabin at Exeter in September, Maggi.

  4. contemporaryembroidery says:

    good luck with the move. Having just done it myself I know how scary it is….and I managed to find the e mail subscription button too!

  5. Jane says:

    Well done on your quilt, makes up for the hardship it gave you, and all the best on your new site, I hope it all works well for you. Off to look at the new place?

  6. Emma says:

    the site is great, i’ve subscribed but was being blind probably as i couldn’t find a comment button. I’ll be able to see your quilt next March in Glasgow! I’ll love it for you 😉

  7. Amanda says:

    Have joined! Look forward to your continuing journey and that of your quilt too.

  8. Suzan says:

    Love your new website! I want your fabrics!

  9. connie rose says:

    Excellent work, Maggi…all of it! Have a great weekend. xo

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