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Patricia Bage
Of Patricia-Ann Designs

Jane Scull, owner of Crossed Threads, our Shop Focus for November, brought Patricia Bage to our attention. Jane proudly states, "Luckily we have a local designer, namely Patricia Bage of Patricia-Ann Designs. Her designs have been very popular with my customers and they eagerly await her next offering. For many, it has been their introduction to using Caron threads and, lets face it, after using Waterlilies, stranded cotton will never be the same again!"

Shimmering Seashells
The glistening of seashells along the seashore. The design is stitched on cream cashel linen. This is a design that really sparkles with beads, metallic threads and Caron Waterlilies ~ Seashell. The chart has 15 specialty stitches.

Woodland Walk
This is a new designs in shades of the autumn colours of an October Woodland and is a companion piece to Shimmering Seashells. The chart has seventeen specialty stitches.

Patricia Bage has always been interested in stitching: both cross stitch and needlepoint. However, it was not until she discovered the Internet and found samplers with specialty stitches that she became truly immersed in this passion was then inspired to begin her own design career, establishing her company, Patricia-Ann Designs, in March of 2000.

Rose Garden
English Roses blooming in June. The design can be stitch on either Lavender Mist Linen or Antique White Linen. The chart has eight specialty stitches and the over dyed thread is Caron Waterlilies ~ Rose Blush. A Mill Hill treasure completes the sampler

Summertime Secrets
This is a new design that could also be used as a Birth or Wedding sampler, featuring soft delicate flowers reminiscent of summer. The design is stitch on 28ct white linen. The chart has 16 specialty stitches.

A Frosty Morning
Snowflakes, frost and melting icicles on a typical English Winter morning. The design is stitched on White 28ct cashel linen, and features Caron Waterliles Moonglow, Metallic braids, beads and a glass treasure. This design really does sparkle just like snow in the morning sun!

Since starting her professional design career, she has exhibited at two trade shows in the UK. In the past two and a half years her business has grown to the point where her designs are available throughout the UK, Europe, USA and Australia. Patricia has also been featured in several UK stitching Magazines.

Mountain Mist
Snow topped Mountain with shades of lilac and green for the grass and heathers. The design is stitched on White 28ct Linen. This is another design that really sparkles. Threads used are Caron Waterlilies: Sea Moss, Kreinik Metallics, and DMC floss and perle cottons. The chart has 21 specialty stitches.

This designs can be stitched in either of two colourways
Gray and Pink (as photograph) or Blue and White
The gray and pink version features Caron Waterlilies ~ Harbour Mist.
The blue and white version features Caron Waterlilies ~ Blue Lavender.

Honeysuckle Courtyard
Fragrant Honeysuckle around the trellis in the courtyard. A companion piece to Rose Garden. The design is stitched on Antique White Linen.
Threads used are Caron Waterlilies ~ Orange Blosson, DMC Floss and Kreinik Metallics. The chart features 13 specialty stitches.

"I love to experiment with colours and textures and I especially love the Caron Hand painted Waterlilies silks I employ in many of my designs," Patricia explains, "My charts are easy to follow and include detailed written instructions together with stitch diagrams. A full colour photograph is also provided." Patricia's designs are such that they are eminently suitable for the beginner, intermediate or experienced stitcher alike."

Garden Paths
A traditional sampler, featuring traditional English flowers in shades of peaches, pinks and creams. The design is stitched on Antique White Linen and features Caron Waterlilies ~ Tobacco. The chart has 16 specialty stitches.

Autumn Acorns
Autumn Acorns is one of a set of four seasonal designs. Winter Holly, Spring Forget-Me-Nots and Summer Strawberries complete the set.

Patricia resides in the County of Kent in the UK, an area known as The Garden of England. She is married and lives with her husband Brian who is an Engineering Manager and three children, David (16), Gary (14) and Lauren (5).

For more information, contact:
Patricia Bage
Patricia-Ann Designs
Phone: +(44) 01634 861796
Fax: +(44) 01634 682986
E-mail patricia.bage@btinternet.com
Website: http://www.patricia-ann-designs.com

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