This page includes some free template and stitch guide downloads, and links to my most popular blog posts with top tips for embroidery.
Recipe- Rhubarb and Pistachio Polenta Cake
Always a popular cake at workshops
Embroidered Heart and Poem
A lovely stitched poem with a flower heart around it.
Starting and Stopping Hand Embroidery
A short pdf with simple instructions for gettting going with hand embroidery and finishing your work in a professional manner.
Transferring your Embroidery Design onto Fabric
A two page pdf with simple instructions for six different ways to transfer your design successfully
Stitch Guide 7
A pdf guide for Bullion Knot
Stitch Guide 6
A pdf guide for French Knot
Stitch Guide 5
A pdf guide for Satin and Couching stitch
Stitch Guide 4
A pdf guide for Straight, Seed and Star stitch
Stitch Guide 3
A pdf guide for Buttonhole /Blanket stitch and Fly stitch
Stitch Guide 2
A pdf guide for Chain stitch, Detached chain stitch and Lazy daisy stitch
Stitch Guide 1
A pdf guide for Running stitch, Back stitch and Stem stitch
Valentine’s Heart Template
A pdf template of a pretty heart motif using a range of stitches.
A pdf template of a sweet house motif using a range of stitches.
List of Special Fabric shops to visit
A pdf list of very special fabric places to visit as rcommended by Tigley followers
My top tips blog posts…
This is something that I often get asked by keen embroiderers. There are so many different ways to transfer a design that I thought I'd share with you my favourite methods. Tracing using a light pad This is an invaluable piece of kit which is relatively...
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...
8 Top Tips for Successful Free-Motion Machine Embroidery It is so easy these days to find information if you want to learn something new. Search engines and You Tube are most people's "go to". There are video tutorials and often downloadable instructions...
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 I started...