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Here comes a hawk!

Get me, all fancy!  Tomorrow at approximately 1330, I will be taking to the airwaves of Radio Scotland to tell the nation, nay, the world about Glasgow Craft Mafia

How this came about I am still not quite sure but myself and the talented clare nicolson will be hooking up by live satellite link up all the way to Edinburgh (wooo!) to local newshound Shereen Nanjiani to discuss craft, it’s resurgence and what we are doing to make it cool again. 

You can listen online here and they have a listen again feature I see, in case you miss it (or in case you want to listen over and over again to my stupid man voice).  Fingers crossed I don’t make a giant ass of myself!



I’m Claire and I live near Glasgow, in Scotland. I have strong family ties to Cincinnati, too and regard it as my second home. If I had to describe myself in five words, it would be thus: Does. Not. Suffer. Fools. Gladly. I’ve been cross stitching pretty much all my life, but professionally since 2005, first as Miso Funky, then as The Bellwether and now under my own name. I'm known for my witty, sarcastic and occasionally profane typographic designs. My work has been featured in The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Channel 4 and on BBC television as well as numerous media outlets across the globe. At one point, I was kind of a big deal but I mostly just dabble in it these days when I have time. My website is a repositry of cross stitch charts, travel and food blogging and you'll find it at I also love to travel and eat, ideally travelling somewhere great to eat something brilliant. I'm fascinated by social history, particularly the Victorians and will absolutely beat you hands down in a quiz about the Tudors. Dogs are LIFE. I like being in water and have lots of ideas that will never see the light of day but would definitely be a winner on Dragon’s Den/Shark Tank. I love to give people gifts. I! also! overuse! exclamation! marks! sorry!

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