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...
What is a Textile Artist?

What is a Textile Artist?

  Its an interesting question but one that isn’t very easy to answer. The word “Textile” would suggest that fabrics or thread were to be used in the making and the word “Artist” would imply that everything that was created was made...
World Embroidery Day- 30th July

World Embroidery Day- 30th July

The first World Embroidery Day took place 5 years ago in Sweden. In 2011, a local group belonging to Sweden’s Embroidery Guild took the initiative to organise a special day to celebrate Embroidery and it is now celebrated each year on 30th July. Don’t you just love...
Top Tips for Mounting Your Textile Work

Top Tips for Mounting Your Textile Work

You’ve spent hours and hours making your beautiful stitched picture but have you thought about how you’re going to frame it?  When I first joined a textile group, one of our main aims was to exhibit- a scary thought as I’d never exhibited before. So...