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...
Help! Sewing Machine Headaches……..

Help! Sewing Machine Headaches……..

Using a sewing machine is great fun when it works but a nightmare when it doesn’t. We all have periods when there’s something not right- we can hear it, we can feel it but have no idea how to solve the problem. We get out the manual, and try all manner of things but...
How Do We Find Our Own Style?

How Do We Find Our Own Style?

Ladies arrive at my workshops with all sorts of experiences and expectations. Sometimes, those with the most accomplished sewing skills wait to be given pattern pieces. Some want step by step guidance on which stitch or colour to use- others are happy to go along with...