Correct Sewing Posture- Top Tips

Correct Sewing Posture- Top Tips

Recently, I have been suffering with a few breathing problems and it made me think about my day to day life, where I sit a lot as I sew. Breathing is something we just don’t think about. In……. out, in……..out, in…….. out. But when it...
My Favourite Machine Embroidery Books

My Favourite Machine Embroidery Books

I recently attended a trade show for crafters and was blown away by one of the book stands. It had shelf upon shelf of stitching books covering all things textile related- felt making, knitting, crochet, embroidery, applique, machine embroidery and general stitching...
Top Tips for Successful Hand Embroidery

Top Tips for Successful Hand Embroidery

I have been embroidering since I can’t remember when. I became quite obsessive about it when I was in my mid teens. I would buy  a pre printed pattern, iron it onto fabric, and  then follow a guide to make it exactly as the picture said I should.  There was very...
Teaching In New Zealand

Teaching In New Zealand

I don’t know why I thought this would be any different from teaching in England. It wasn’t much different at all. And why would it be? Get a bunch of stitchers together in one room and it just comes together. Everyone keen to learn and to share, beautiful...
What’s in a Saying?

What’s in a Saying?

Stitchers are the best. The best at telling stories, listening to stories, and the absolute best at sharing stories. I like to think that people learn something when they come on one of my workshops but in reality, I learn so much from them. We ladies of a certain age...