Last week, I set out on a beautiful cross-country route through County Durham to The Hearth Art Centre & Cafe in Horsley, Northumberland, in order to meet up with textile artist Mandy Pattullo. The Hearth is a former manse which has been sympathetically converted into artists' studios, with a cafe located in two ground-floor rooms. … Continue reading Mandy Pattullo and The Hearth
Out and about with friends on Friday last, we repaired to 'The Jiggery Pokery Shop' in Mickley, Stocksfield (Northumberland) for lunch. The lunch, by the way, was of the nicest kind for a greyish November day: home-made carrot and lentil soup together with home-made cheese scones accompanied by butter. However, the key reason for including … Continue reading Embroidered Vintage Tablecloths – what’s not to like?