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If you’ve been reading my blog for any time at all you will already be able to say how I reacted when I walked into this shop.

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My framers wife tipped me off about Constance Wallace after she saw my work coming in to be framed.

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And what a find this little place is – a shop dedicated to selling and hiring vintage china.

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 I could set up with my paints en situ and not leave for years!

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So apart from being crammed full of cups, plates, jugs and teapots, its also got some lovely crochet and vintage table-linens – everything needed for a vintage wedding or an english afternoon tea (or as a distraction for a cup mad artist!)

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I did buy something – amazingly only one set! – and was very impressed when the assistant was able to find the matching saucer from a huge stack of them.

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I’ll come back later in the week and show you my painting of this little beauty 🙂

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This is my Pre Christmas, off timetable week and I’m pottering about on some of my #wips 👏🏻 Starting to #embroider this luscious bit of gold screen printing 🧵➰🌿#textileart #textileartist #screenprinting #screenprintlife #gold #leaf #printing #wip #broderie #slowstitching #embroidery #embroideryart #quietcreativedays
Spent a lovely (and last workshop day before Xmas 🥳) making #textileart and #drawingwiththread ➰🧵➰ @mac_birmingham From painting to collage to appliqué and stitches- fun, fun, fun 😝#illustratedstitch #applique #handstitched #textiles #workshop #stitchersofinstagram #stitchery #textilepictures
This Sunday 📆 @paperdollshandmade market 🛒 the @mothershipprojects #MARKit ladies will be selling their #hand printed and #hand sewn products for the first time 🥳 🎉 👏🏻 Please show them your 💙love💜 and be quick to snap up the cutest tea-towels ☁️ (swipe to see just some of the stock) 🏢Custard Factory, Digbeth #refugees #handmadesocialenterprise #everyonewelcome #refugeeswelcome #printedtextiles #socialenterprise #screenprinted #supportlocalartists #womenempoweringwomen #birminghamcity
Yesterday I taught Teacup Totes Embroidery @winterbournehg 🧵 ➿Here’s my sampler for class (finished in front of Strictly last night) #embroidery #embroideryflowers #embroideryart #broderie #stitchersofinstagram #stitch #slowstitching #frenchknots #daisystitch #stemstitch #teacups #stitchlovers #sewingfun #mindfulstitching #drawingwiththread

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