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Juliet Blake

Juliet Blake

Although Juliet describes herself as a ‘Jack of all trades’ (including bricklaying and plastering!!), her forte is certainly in the field of miniature needlework.

Juliet’s ‘masterpiece’ in the museum has everyone astounded with her embroidery containing over 19,600 inches to the inch – a staggering achievement in itself, without all the other pieces she has on display!

Juliet first became interested in needlecrafts when her children were small and she worked for Patons and Baldwins, knitting prototype garments to go with the patterns. As her grandchildren arrived, they all needed shawls and this led to her interest in very fine Shetland knitting. About 10 years ago, Juliet ‘discovered’ miniatures and had a go at the needlepoint competitions and then miniature knitting. You can see some of the results of her work in the museum.

Juliet describes herself as “very privileged” to have her work on display in A World in Miniature museum, but it is we who are privileged to have such a lovely lady’s work for all to see. When the museum officially opened, Juliet kindly sent us a beautiful teddy bear she had made specially to mark the occasion. It is on display in the toy room exhibit.

A World in Miniature Museum, Houghton Hall Garden Centre, Houghton, Carlisle, Cumbria, United Kingdom, CA6 4JB