Once again, it has been too long, far too long, since I have checked in here. The main reason for this is that I have been working on a Special Secret Project which I cannot share for a little while longer. Here is a sneak peek…. …..but more than that I cannot show. No, really … More A Cross Stitch Tutorial (and a Quick Catch Up)
I remember when I used to have a measure of embarrassment about telling people that I liked to embroider, sew and craft. The response I frequently received from many was a firm declaration of not knowing one end of a needle from another and no intention of ever finding out. Embroidery, knitting, crochet et al … More The Gift of Giving
I haven’t been able to make much progress with this project. Making a start on it though has given me a host of other ideas for things I can try out in satin stitch so I have committed them to the list for a future date. I had a couple of people ask me about … More A Study in Satin Stitch
Well, alright, that title may be a little over ambitious! But this little project, made entirely of French Knots is quick and fun (honest!). It only requires a small quantity of fabric and you can use up left over floss so it is thrifty too. What’s not to love?! So here are your essential tools … More A Project that will Make You Love French Knots
In recent weeks I have posted a number of pictures of projects, here and on IG, that have mostly been made up of French Knots. It is one of those stitches that seems to provoke a reaction, even amongst experienced stitchers. A couple of people have asked me what the secret to successful French Knots might be. It … More What’s Knot to Love?