Get to know Notions of Brechin ~ TCN Spring Craft Challenge Winner

06 Apr

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Meet Janice…The Owner of Notions Of Brechin

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How difficult can it be to write about yourself & your business? The answer is very! But here goes…..

I started machine embroidery as a hobby way back in 2003 when my husband & I had a guest house in Elgin, although I had been sewing a making clothes since a youngster…using my mums Turquoise Singer machine…I guess that dates me! As I was tied to the house waiting for guests coming and going it was an ideal way to fill my days.

I made clothes for my children as they grew up & my love of crafting & making has always been present. We moved to Angus, Scotland in 2005 & opened our own restaurant, but I was still to be found at my machine late into the night completing orders for ebay customers!

As time went by I ‘branched out’ & opened a small shop but found that it wasn’t right for my creative nature, being tied to opening hours limited the work I could do. I now work from home & love it. I chiefly do corporate logos but in my spare time I create my own styles using clothing or items I’ve found in charity shops. My other passion is working with tweed & I make random patchwork cushions & bags which I now send worldwide. My business is still developing & I now get asked to do custom orders which I find very satisfying especially when given free rein to express my own ideas.

Tweedll Dee by Notions bag

My outlet for my work is mostly via facebook & word of mouth, I don’t sell on ebay now, but I am in the process of setting up a website which I hope will increase exposure & sales!

My most popular products at the moment are cushions, handmade from Scottish Linen, embroidered with Scottish Thistles, I have sent loads over to the USA & tweed patchwork cushions which all have a wee stag embroidered on them & the brooches are very popular too.

If you would like to see more of my work, or to contact me please visit either of my pages:


Her Winning Entry ~  a customized, vintage handmade, woollen fabric, undertakers jacket.


Tweed’ll Dee — A range of Tweed products, created in the craft studio of Notions of Brechin, Angus, Scotland. Each piece is a unique, handmade one-off

The name ‘Tweed’ll Dee’ for this range of products, from Notions Embroidery Brechin , loosely translates from the Doric language as ‘Tweed Will Do’. Doric is still prevalent in my home town of Ballater on Royal Deeside…& the Dee also refers to the famous river Dee. Although i now live in Brechin, Angus…i’m not that far from my roots!
Each of the products is handmade I don’t take custom orders or commissions for these, if you see one you like please message the page to complete a purchase. x

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2 responses to “Get to know Notions of Brechin ~ TCN Spring Craft Challenge Winner

  1. Diane

    April 6, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    A very interesting story, thanks very much for sharing some of your experiences with us and of course your gorgeous makes 🙂

  2. pennyjanedesignsukPenny

    April 7, 2014 at 9:53 am

    Really lovely work. I am looking forward to getting to know more about it over on your websites!


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