Category Archives: embroidery

Stitchbook

I first read about the Stitchbook Collective over the summer. It’s a 12 month course organised by Helen of Untangled Threads, each month you receive a box of goodies and instructions on different types of what I would call free-style … Continue reading

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Leaves and Trees

I’ve just finished another section on my two cross-stitch SALS, both are due to finish around Christmas time or just after. I always tackle the Zoe stitch-a-long (SAL) first, mainly because it’s released first every other Monday. This is the … Continue reading

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Workshop WIPs

I’ve been to three embroidery workshops so far this year, which is great, but then you have to finish the piece you started, and that takes time… Back in June I went on a workshop with Anne Brooke to make … Continue reading

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Zen and Zoe

I’m all caught up with my two stitch-a-longs again, these are the cross-stitch ones which release their patterns every two weeks. It usually takes me about 10 days to complete both of them as I do have a few other … Continue reading

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The Finery of Nature SAL

I’ve made pretty good progress over the last three weeks with my Finery of Nature cross-stitch. When I last shared it with you I’d finally decided on the back-stitched colour in the border (dark blue), but I still had a … Continue reading

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Lots of Leaves

I’m just coming to the end of over three weeks off work, two weeks annual leave and then days off either end. It’s been lovely! I didn’t have anything planned, just sewing, gardening, walking, a bit of socialising, just enjoying … Continue reading

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September Smalls

I’ve realised I have a hole in my smalls! That is, I have a gap in the designs, I have nothing that’s autumn themed! I have spring in abundance, lots of summery ones, Christmas ones, Valentine ones, but no autumn … Continue reading

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The Finery of Nature SAL

It’s three weeks since I last shared my Finery of Nature cross-stitch with you and if I say so myself, I’ve made pretty good progress! Three weeks ago I was still deliberating over the colour of the back-stitching on the … Continue reading

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Two Stitch-a-longs and an Exhibition

I’m having a pretty productive holiday at the moment, over the week-end I managed to catch up with both my cross-stitch stitch-a-longs, finished with a week to spare! I’m now a quarter of the way through my Enlightenment SAL having … Continue reading

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A Tahriri Bookmark

A few weeks back I went on a workshop at Fabbadashery by Deborah Mullins. We had a talk by her at my Embroiderers Guild and her work was beautiful. I’d already pencilled in her workshops at Fabbadashery so seeing her … Continue reading

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