Author Archives: Kathleen

Sewing weekend near Birmingham

If you need a weekend away to sew , sew, sew . Here it is. Have a read through and then ring Pam who will talk you through all the finer details. These weekends are very popular with good tutors, fantastic food and great rooms to relax in.

book your place before they all go

I’m Having a Ally Pally Break This Year


Hello Everyone,

I just thought I had better bring you up to date and let some of you know that I will not be with you this year at The Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace.

Unfortunately, we have lost my mum, who was a very large part of our lives and who had been unwell last year when I was at the show. We’re all going in the right direction now and I am now fully back to my teaching and traveling all over to teach my thing. The show at Alexandra Palace needs everything I have and weeks and weeks of preparation so I have decided to take a break and sit back this year and concentrate on some of the many new and interesting ideas I have in my head, ready for my return.

I’m not really being idle.

Look out for Just Hands TV, where I have been doing some filming on an Introduction to Goldwork with three projects for you to watch and then try your hand at.

I’m also working on my website (with help).

The website and online shop are, as we speak being updated so if you go to the show looking to buy a new design to stitch. Don’t fret! You will be able to order it online along with a few other kits and items that might take your fancy.

I hope to go to the show as a visitor. This will be a real luxury as I haven’t done this for many years.

I hope you all have a fab time at the show and if we bump into each other, stop me for a quick catch up!

Happy Stitching!

See you all soon,


Sewing Retreat Mini Break at the Royal Bridlington Hotel

Sewing retreat mini break in April at the Royal Bridlington Hotel.

Fancy a couple of days where you can sew to yours hearts content and be fed wonderful food in a sewing friendly environment. Then come and spend a few days with me at the Royal Bridlington Hotel, Bridlington by the seaside where I am teaching the following workshops.

Kathleen Laurel Sage 18th,19th,20th April 2016

18th April – Machine embroidered and quilted Zen tangling
19th April – Machine Embroidered Bowls
20th April – Machine embroidered Clematis and poppy appliqué

To book your residential few days go to the Royal Bridlington Hotel website or phone and ask for Tim or Fiona who will be only to pleased to help you with your reservation and any questions that you may have.

Machine Embroidered and Quilted Zentangle Machine Embroidered Clematis and Poppy Appliqué Machine Embroidered Bowls

Machine Embroidery Trees

This is the first class of the year for my machine embroidery class, so to loosen them up and to get them moving freely we made machine embroidered trees in rayon thread using the sewing machine. Next month we will be attempting machine made needle lace.

Machine Embroidery Trees 1

Machine Embroidery Trees 2