IMPORTANT WEBSITE NEWS - As my current hosting company's online shopping cart options seem way too complicated to work out (and they also don't seem to have a suitable package for selling fabric yardage), I will be moving this site to a new hosting company soon. There may be temporary glitches and it will probably look different when you come back!
I am a designer and textile artist, author of several books and I teach creative textile workshops. I also sell vintage Japanese fabrics - there will be some fabric sales pages added to the website this autumn.
If you have any questions about my work, books or workshops, please get in touch.
My new book 'The 1718 Coverlet: 69 Quilt Blocks from the Oldest Dated British Patchwork Coverlet" (published by D & C) was launched at Festival of Quilts. It is available from The Quilters' Guild of the British Isles in their online shop , where there's lots of lovely 1718 themed gifts and souvenirs too (Guild members get a 10% discount online as well as in the shop)... I've written this book to help raise funds for The Guild's charitable aims which includes the very important upkeep of the biggest collection of antique British patchworks, quilts and coverlets in the British Isles - your can browse the collection online and see just how amazing it is! Also available from other bookshops.
Follow my blog at http://susanbriscoe.blogspot.co.uk/
Recent e mail problems are continuing - in January 2014 all the saved e mails from 19th December onwards had been deleted from my Orange/Freeserve e mail page. The same thing has just happened on 6th July 2014 and all e mails since 27th May 2014 have gone. No idea why this happened - twice! So if you have mailed me and I haven't replied yet, I may not have a copy of your e mail any more - can you resend it please? This only affects e mails sent to my old briscoedesigns.freeserve.co.uk address, not the new e mail address on my contact page. Please use the new address from now on.
I will be at Yuza Sashiko Guild's exhibition at the Sanno Club, Sakata City, Japan, during early September - please check daily for more information and contact me if you are planning to see me there.
From October, we are running the 'Yuza and Shonai Sashiko' monthly course at the Loch Lomond Quilt Studio for the second time - please contact the Studio for more information. 10 a.m. to 4p.m. on Thursdays, as follows - October 2nd, October 23rd, November 13th, December 11th, February 5th, February 26th, March 26th, April 16th.
Glyn will be taking my fabrics for sale to Dyffryn Clwyd Quilter's 10th anniversary celebrations trading day on Saturday 13th September, at Ruthin - details here.
Workshops at The Peacock and the Tortoise, Perth -
Saturday 20th September - Introduction to Shonai Sashiko
Friday 5th December - Sashiko Furoshiki
Please contact the shop for more information and bookings.
The Scottish Quilt Championships, 26th - 28th September 2014 - information here. I will be teaching and demoing. Workshop - 'An Infinite Flower in Sashiko', 10.45a.m., 1 hour, £3.50. Please book as soon as you get to the show - these workshops sell out quickly!
I am running two workshops ‘1718 re-visited’ at the Quilt Museum and Gallery on 11 October and 5 November 2014. Further details, including prices, available on the website www.quiltmuseum.org.uk/events
My fabric sales pages wil be coming soon!
It's taking longer than expected to get my new website finished. Please return to see how things are progressing.