I was recently sent some embroidery hoops from Groves Ltd by Milward and as soon as I saw the mini pink one I just knew it would be perfect to show off some of my new Heather Ross Trixie fabric. I mean how could I not, it is very cute! I thought it would be…… Continue reading Fabric Display Hoop Tutorial -How to back your embroidery hoop with felt
Recently I have been poring over pictures of various types of hand-sewing like embroidery, Sashiko and Punch Needle embroidery (more about that one in another post!) As these searches often do they led me onto Amazon and all the lovely books available on these subjects. I do love a good book, it is nice to…… Continue reading New Book: Thread Folk
Today I want to share with you something very special, and as it is International Women’s Day, I thought it would be a perfect time. I have fond memories of my Grandma H sewing, my sister and I were frequently given dresses handmade by her, she taught me to cross stitch at the age of…… Continue reading Is it in the family?
With the Stitch and Sew SAL just around the corner I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite embroidery supplies. As with anything it makes it a lot easier to learn and to practice if you have the right supplies. Fabric My favourite fabric for embroidery is linen, in particular Essex linen by…… Continue reading My Favourite Embroidery Supplies
I am excited to tell you I am hosting my first SAL (Sew-along), and your are all invited! Theme: Aneela Hoey’s new book Stitch and Sew When: Thursday 1st November – Friday 30th November What’s involved?: The aim of this sew along is to have fun, gain confidence and new skills in embroidery and…… Continue reading Stitch and Sew SAL (Sew-along)
When Aneela Hoey asked me if I would like to test her new pattern I was delighted, I mean how could I turn her down?? I felt honoured! The pattern comes with not only the embroidery design but also the instructions on how to make it into this beautiful super roomy and handy tote bag.…… Continue reading Sunflower Tote
It seems I’ve blinked another month has passed us by and we’re now in October with Halloween and Christmas rushing towards us! September a month where the leaves are changing, the air is getting cooler but still warm enough to not have to layer up. I’ve never really been a fan of the cooler months…… Continue reading September Round-up