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Lou Gardiner
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Come and see how greater British Creativity actually is.  Buy and support  British craft ... give Christmas presents that aren't made in China! 

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TA DAAAAA....
The very nearly Finished ... LIBERTY LIGHTHOUSE OF LOVE This photo was taken on the 20th day of making  but  5 hours before I finished and had to go to bed!! 

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The 'LIBERTY LIGHTHOUSE OF LOVE'
The Lighthouse of Liberty Love I have recently completed a commission to create a giant painted and embroidered quilt as part of Liberty’s 140 th  anniversary celebrations - and I will be joining it in the window as part of a living display this Friday 15th...

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Spring Studio Sale of Original Works and Framed Prints
It is probable that I will be moving studios in 2015 and I have decided that instead of delivering embroideries to galleries here and there that I would try an online direct sale first!  This means that I can bring the price right down as a special event to...

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Let it snow...
Even now, I still get a tingling of excitement when the morning light in my bedroom says 'LOOK OUTSIDE!' and you pull up the blind or swing back the curtains and everything is white. What a wondrous thing snow is.  For the earth to be covered in a soft whit...

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Sometimes its scary that it all comes down to you and what you make of it .....
Don't you think?! All this 'life is what you make it' and 'fortune favours the brave' makes me feel tired sometimes. My new moto for 2015 is just be honest with how you are feeling right now and if thats rubbish then so be it.  If its lazy... then so be it....

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Products with personality
I was lucky to be given the wonderful opportunity to exhibit in Hoopers, Wilmslow, twice this year.  First of all I did a double window display for the Wilmslow art trail as seen in a post below.   I sold a large quilt out of the window (seen below) to a fa...

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Photo / Film Shoot - How to wear your Louiji Scarf
Spent a day last week in a studio in Bristol with a gorgeous friend who directs an independent film company called Clockwise Media.  And his gorgeous sister,  my assistant, Lydia. http://clockwisemedia.com So watch this space for some action on my website s...

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North West Craft Symposium
Join in the discussion to raise the profile of British Craft versus mass produced paraphernalia. And to celebrate people who make beautiful skilful things and keep British heritage alive. IS IT IMPORTANT?  http://nwcraftnetwork.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/worksh...

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Teaching Kirstie Allsopp the secret to being a SUPERSTITCHER!
Wanna Be a SUPERSTITCHER? In the SUPERETHEATRE at the Handmade Fair  I did a demonstration for an hour teaching Kirstie Allsopp some superb stitchery witchery .... we made a stitched portrait in 45 minutes. And then in the Jenome tent I taught 120 people ov...
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