Meet Janice…The Owner of Notions Of Brechin
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.
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