My Favourite Embroidery Books

My Favourite Embroidery Books

There are so many craft books out there aren’t there? But buying one isn’t so easy these days.  If you’re looking for one type of craft in particular, book shops have a limited selection and it is difficult to view the contents online, most sellers...
How to Print  Onto Fabric

How to Print Onto Fabric

Printing directly onto fabric using your home printer is such an easy process, which previously seemed a bit of a mystery to me. Once I had learned how to do it, I was printing anything and everything, to incorporate into my stitchery projects. This is an easy...
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...