HI my name is
Kirsty McGuinness, a redheaded mum of a 14 year old girl and an 8 year old boy. After being a stay at home mum for such a long time I wanted to get a hobby to keep me going during the long winter months so last year my mum got me a cross stitch kit as a challenge as I had always been terrible at sewing when I was younger! I loved it! It took me many hours but the final result was beautiful and everyone was very impressed! I tried a few more kits and started giving them away as presents to friends who had only every really seen cross stitch work their grannies had done and they all fell in love with the art form too. I am only 33 and a bit of a geek at heart so I began doing some stitches of things I loved like star wars, black books, the might boosh and cheeky sayings the kids have said and put my work online for people to have a look and a giggle at and since then my business has taken off in a huge way! I went live online in April and since have sold my work through the internet, in shops around my home town of and in many markets around the country and love every minute of it. It a very slow art form and each piece can take from 2-22 hours to make so there is a lot of love goes into each unique design. I have also started taking commissions from customers and have converted kids drawings into stitches, business logos and funny quotes from people’s family members and most recently have taken on stitching name places for a wedding! One of my favourite designs was for a lady who wanted me to stitch a Jim’ll fix it badge for her husbands birthday present which was such fun to do, so geeky and retro, right up my street!! Belfast
If you would like to pop over and see my work check out my website www.redheadthread.co.uk or facebook/redheadthread for up to date details of new designs and where I will be during the summer season selling my treasures at the many markets throughout Northern Ireland although I post all over the world !
Since starting my business it has opened up my eyes to so many amazing forms of art work I never know existed and through facebook have found some amazing items to buy for my home and met some fantastic friends. Check out Fat Free Felt, Dab and Dash, Pilfred and Fanni loves Fufu all completely different and offering gifts that you couldn’t get on the high street!