Saturday, 9 April 2016


The clarinetist, sax player and composer Sir John Phillip
William Dankworth CBE was a jazz man through and through,
and a very great one at that.

Sir Johnny

Better known to his audiences simply as Johnny Dankworth,
he played with all the greats from Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong
and Duke Ellington to Sidney Bechet and Zoot Sims.
He married jazz singer Dame Cleo Laine in 1958 and
together they really rocked.

The price of chips if you're interested.

Well that's all very nice Julia, but where is all this going?
It's got nothing to do with cross stitch or the price of chips.

An artist's impression of Dankworth

But that's where you'd be wrong.  Johnny's band was loud and
magical so what better moniker than Dankworth could I give to
the latest fabulous band sampler to join the Long Dog stables?

The real thing having a lay-down in my conservatory

The brassy young Dankworth measures 125 x 254 stitches
and comes with DMC and Gentle Art conversions all for the
very foot tapping price of £9.00.  It would be so cool, and
possibly even groovy,  to add it to your stash ......


  1. Once again, you have designed a winner! Love the unicorns. I look forward to having it in my stitchy hands.