Miniatura live report.

There’s some great stuff which visitors enjoyed all day long.  Although this was the collector’s day with limited entry I was busy all the time and only managed to leave my stand briefly.

On Simply Silk, Linda had some wonderful dressed silk beds in beautiful tones.  These really are too sumptuous for words, so I’ll let the pictures do the talking.


And a close up or two



I found Templewood miniatures, whose furniture kits in 48th scale you’ve heard so much about.  Here’s Alan, the man with the laser, looking very pleased with himself, which he has every right to do.


Chris Malcolmson had some utterly beautiful marquetry furniture.


The workboxes were selling well


This sewing box is so detailed it’s hard to believe how small it is until you see it on the hand of the man who made it.


Occasionally at Miniatura there are last minute substitute exhibitors for those unexpectedly unable to attend.  When substitutions happen it may be too late to include them in the brochure.  If you’re going tomorrow please do not miss stand C6.  This is Langley Threads and Pearsall’s Embroidery.  John was a dye consultant for Pearsall’s Embroidery which had been going since 1795.  In 2007, when the firm discontinued, John and Carol bought it and are running it them selves.  They have been showing at ‘big’ sewing shows; this was their first Miniatura but once the miniature world cottons on to them, they are never going to have a moment’s rest.  This is the best, finest, most utterly beautiful selection of silk sewing threads.  It developed from fly fishing fly ties.  The superfine silk is the thinnest, strongest and most colourful I’ve ever seen, it’s exactly what I’ve been looking for to sew the tiny scales.


Carol says John is the sorcerer and she is only the apprentice, here they are making unmissable magic.  Find them on the web at


Welcome to Miniatura, John and Carol and welcome to you too if you decide to pop along tomorrow, which is public entry, pay at the door day.  The show is in Hall 11 at the NEC and is open from 10 am till 4.30.  Full details as always at

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