I used to work with a very dear, acerbic chap, who used to refer to me as Headmistress. It made me feel like I was in a very particular role, and made me come over all Margaret Rutherford or Alastair Simm's in St.Trinian's. As a result, whenever we would email about work, I'd get a particular persona in my head, and would find myself writing in the style of a slightly pompous, slightly posh governess, and I enjoyed it enourmously. (I'm starting to do it now, I literally can't help it).
It's this voice that overtakes me when I'm writing Mrs. Steel's School if Stitchcraft and Scissory blogs. In fact it's partly what inspired me to open a school in the first place, the enjoyment of playing a headmistress. It just got me thinking about how all of us that use the internet to communicate with the world develop our own voice, but also that we can have as many 'voices' as we like.
I'm hoping everyone enjoys Mrs.Steel as much as I enjoy being her, and that's it's taken in the slightly farcical tone in which it's intended. But also that it makes the school accessible and fun too, and that's the real point of it. Which reminds me: if you're trying to find us on Instagram, due to a 'technical error' the original account has disappeared. So in the good, old fashioned, 1940's spirit that seems to possess me when dealing with the School, we have relaunched as @stitchcraftandscissory.
Do come and join us.
Today's lesson has just been released; there's a free crochet lesson AND a cross stitch pattern today, all Valentine's related.
AND I've FINALLY released the Secret Loveheart Mitten pattern for general sale, which is over at the Shop if you'd like it xxx