I am in the process of setting up a website and on-line shop, and hopefully I will be able to put up another post soon-ish with an actual link to the new website.
Here's how it all came about: My husband collects fountain pens and there are a fair number of other people out there who do the same thing. So a couple of Christmas's ago I decided that for one of his presents I would make him a pen wrap to store a few of his pens. He liked it (as every well behaved husband would!) and put a picture of it on the Fountain Pen Network (where people talk a lot about pens), and it received some favourable comments. The Fountain Pen Network holds 4 or 5 pen shows round the country through the year, and I made a number of wraps and took them to the Bristol Pen Show and just last weekend to the Lichfield Pen Show. Both were fascinating learning experiences. Although for various reasons the Bristol show was very quiet with few people attending I sold about 7 or 8 wraps. By contrast Lichfield was busier but I only sold 2 wraps. The next show I am going to is the London one which is in September.
Anyway, enough of that, here are a few pictures of some of the wraps:
The main purpose of this blog is to record my progress through the City and Guilds level three certificate in stitched textiles, although I'm sure there will be many diversions and digressions along the way ...