Category Archives: Textile Books

A Book of Memories

I have finally started a textile book of my mums work. My mum was a prolific craftsperson – you think I do a lot, she made lots of things and was happy to try almost any craft, pottery, embroidery, spinning, … Continue reading

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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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Eighteen for 18; How Did I Do!

Last January I set myself eighteen challenges to do in 2018, they were a mixture of sewing, quilting, embroidery and general lifestyle ones. I really enjoyed having something to aim for, especially as I didn’t stress or beat myself up … Continue reading

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Stitches in Time

It was spring 2017 when I got inspired by various stitch samplers and textile books on Pinterest, it took me until early summer to formulate my ideas enough to start the project. I wanted a usable sample of stitches with … Continue reading

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Eighteen for 18

I think I’m doing reasonably well with my challenges, three quarters of the year now gone (where has this year gone???) andΒ  I’ve completed six challenges with a few more almost there…and a couple just aren’t going to happen!Β  Here … Continue reading

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Holiday Stitching

Yes, I’ve another bit of holiday stitching to show you! Last week I shared photos of the first half of my holiday along the coast of Australia between Adelaide and Sydney… We actually finished our drive at Kiama, a beach … Continue reading

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…and Crosses

During the first week of our holiday we drove from Adelaide to Sydney, travelling along the stunning scenery of the Great Ocean Road. In the evenings I would do a little stitching whilst we chatted over a glass of wine. … Continue reading

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Knots and Crosses

Over on Pintangle Sharon has started a new series of TAST, 100 stitches to learn with one released each Tuesday. I’ve based my stitch sampler on the last TAST list so I’ve been trying to do the ‘Beyond TAST’ where … Continue reading

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Running Away with Running Stitch

Well who would have thought I could stitch a whole page just on running stitch, that simple little stitch I learnt on binca as a three year old! Like many simple things in life, I think it’s simplicity makes it … Continue reading

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William Morris Embroidery

It’s my Embroiderers Guild meeting on Monday so I thought it was time I embroidered something for the travelling sketchbook in my possession at the moment. We’re in a group of five this time and our sketchbooks are circulating round … Continue reading

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