Embroidery

If you love embroidery, needlecraft or modern stitchery then read on… We have a huge selection of free embroidery patterns and contemporary needlework for you to get stuck into as well as tips, tricks and inspiration on how to use an embroidery hoop and frame.

Meet the Designer | Stephanie from Hawthorn Handmade

We have something really fun and exciting to share with you. Hawthorn Handmade embroidery kits are now in store. *Insert happy face here* If you have been to any of the major craft shows such as the Handmade Fair or watched Create and Craft TV you will have seen these designs. We caught up with…

D-Day Museum

Overlord Embroidery | The Centrepiece of the D-Day Museum

Overlord Embroidery was built to commemorate the successful Allied Invasion of Normandy on this day, June 6th, in 1944. This inspiring exhibition of 34 panels of embroidery are permanently housed at the D-Day Museum in Portsmouth which is currently undergoing a huge renovation. Each stunning panel is 8 feet long and 3 feet long and when…

Ribbon Embroidery Tips & Tricks by Sophie Long

When it comes to ribbon embroidery, Sophie Long is a real authority in the craft. She regularly teaches the skill for the Royal School of needlework, having graduated from there herself in 2008 and has taught at our Craft Sanctuary events. Ribbon work embroidery is such a fun technique, technically it is simple to work and…

Mindful cross stitch

Mindfulness Monday Love List

The 1st April marks the start of National Stress Awareness Month. Relaxing activities such as cross stitch can help reduce stress and improve well-being. To kick off this month of awareness we wanted to share our favourite mindful cross stitch kits, (and a few embroidery kits) that will not only bring some zen while stitching, but also…

Tamar SG

Tamar Nahir-Yanai’s Illustrations Come to Life in Embroidery

Illustrator, embroidery artist and mother of two, Tamar Nahir-Yanai has some of the most endearing and adorable embroidery designs around. Her illustrations transfer into embroidery kits perfectly and her dreamy style is instantly recognisable. Tamar’s illustrations are quite romantic, like a fairy tale and this is probably why these kits appeal so much to woman and young…

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Add a Little Sparkle with our latest Craft Sanctuary

We are very happy to announce the launch of our next Craft Sanctuary retreat! Taking place in February we are adding a little sparkle to this stitch residential. This year we are excited to be heading up North to the beautiful county of Cheshire. Nestled in the heart of the Dane Valley lies Cranage Hall,…

What is Thread Heaven and how do you use it?

Crafts such as hand embroidery and cross stitch are passed down through generations. Often, so are the threads that are used. However, using old thread comes with some problems such as fraying and snapping. This is where Thread Heaven comes in. We all know that feeling; when you get given old, unused, threads from your…