Cross Stitch ! A starter Guide

This is probably the most well known and easiest form of embroidery and a great way to start your journey. There are a huge number of kits and patterns available for this style of embroidery from key rings to portraits. And it’s totally addictive! If you’re after a quiet and relaxing hobby you can’t go […]

Beginnners embroidery Equpiment !

Have you ever walked in to the embroidery section of hobby craft, john lewis etc and been a tad overwhelmed at the amount of kits, threads, accessories and struggle to know what to spend money on and what not to. Today I am going to walk you through the basics needed to start. Frame, I […]

A Guide to Choosing Your Needles

Needles make up an essential part of every embroiderer’s kit. They may not look like much, but they can make all the difference to the quality of your end work. The job of a needle is to guide your thread from one side of your fabric to the other. By choosing a needle that is […]

What Stitchers really want for Christmas !

I know Christmas is coming ! and for most it’s months away, but it’s the time of year to begin thinking what do I want as a stitcher or for those with a Stitchy family member a few ideas ! Top Price range ! A DMC Collectors box of threadsThis is a fantasy gift for […]

An Introduction to Crewel Embroidery

Crewel embroidery or ‘crewel work’ is very popular. A decorative form of surface embroidery, it uses wool and a variety of embroidery stitches to follow a design outline applied to the fabric – traditionally a linen twill. The technique is at least a thousand years old. It was used in the Bayeux Tapestry, in Jacobean […]

Goldwork History

The history of goldwork Gold has forever been a symbol of affluence and status. And goldwork embroidery has a long history, having travelled across Asia and through Beirut with the silk merchants. Emperors in Japan and China wore wonderful silk garments richly embroidered in gold; embroidered gold appeared on ecclesiastical vestments, church adornments (i.e. alter frontals, […]