Category Archives: embroidery

A Phoenix in Flight

It’s my Embroiderers Guild meeting on Monday so I thought I’s better get cracking with my entry for this months Travelling Sketchbook. With the Travelling Sketchbooks we each start an A5 sketchbook, covering it, choosing a theme, write and introduction … Continue reading

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Summer Sewing Plans

I’ve a few sewing dates in my diary which I’m pretty excited about… Festival of Quilts; 9th – 12th August at NEC I’ve wanted to go to the Festival of Quilts for a couple of years but it’s always clashed … Continue reading

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Bertie the Blackbird

I have finally made enough progress on Bertie the Blackbird to show you. I started him in May at a three day Embroiderers Guild workshop with Nicola Jarvis who is the designer of this beautiful bird. By the end of … Continue reading

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Tall Year Square SAL

It’s three weeks since I last showed you my Tall Year Square etui box, I was in the middle of a happy dance having completed the box side for summer… With this project I’m not using the threads recommended by the … Continue reading

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Kantha Stitch

Last year there was an article in Stitch (the Embroiderers Guild magasine) about Angela Daymond and her interest in Kantha embroidery. Kantha is a traditional Indian style of embroidery consisting just of running stitch,stitched closely together to give movement and … Continue reading

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Eighteen for 18

We’re half way through the year already, so how am I doing with my Eighteen for 18 challenges; 1 Etsy store opened; Still no further, I think I really need to take the plunge and just put a few things … Continue reading

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A Pair and a Spare

This post was going to be called a Pair of Smalls, then I found another one, so I have a spare like any good Girl Guide 🙂 I started June on my trip down to London, it’s a really cute … Continue reading

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Tall Year Square Etui SAL

It’s three weeks since I last showed you my etui box, it’s a design in Classic Inspirations by Betsy Morgan. Three weeks ago I was about half way through summer, the frog was leaping from the lily pads and I … Continue reading

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Travelling Sketchbook Time

Our travelling sketchbooks are on the rounds again at my Embroiderers Guild, we have each book for a month so we can have a think and stitch a little embroidery on the chosen theme. The theme of the book I … Continue reading

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A Field of Flowers Finish!

A couple of days ago I showed you my field of flowers embroidery, the actual embroidery was a kit from Anne Brooke, I then decided to make it into a little wall hanging using log cabin patchwork. This is where … Continue reading

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