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Case Study – American Bride

We were contacted during lockdown by a lovely American couple planning to get married at Leed’s castle in the summer of 2022. She had chosen her dress but was yet to find the accessories she wanted, so we set to work on a planning meeting on a wet day in September 2021. We worked on […]

Embroidery

A New Year, A New Skill !   So, you’ve decided to take the plunge at embroidery A a New year new Skill. Congratulations! Embroidery is no longer seen as twee and has great potential from a relaxing hobby to a career in fashion or art; the world of textile art is that eclectic and […]

Cross Stitch ! A starter Guide

cross stitch unicorn on marble background.

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! So this is our cross stitch starter guide If you’re after […]

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. this is […]

Needles : A simple guide

needle threaded with orange thread on a black background

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 […]

Best Christmas Gifts for Embroiderers !

A dmc full thread presetnation box as a christmas gift

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 Embroiderer or for those with a Stitchy family member a few ideas ! These are the Best Christmas gifts for embroiderers we could find. Top Price range ! […]

An Introduction to Crewel Embroidery

Crewel embroidery a brief history 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. The outline is applied to the fabric – traditionally a linen twill. The technique is at least a thousand years old. It was […]

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, […]