Tag: Embroidery

Bead Embroidery Basics

Bead Embroidery Basics

Bead embroidery transforms everyday objects into luxury items. Beading expert Dorothy Wood runs through the basics of bead embroidery so that you can bring some shimmer and sparkle to your projects. Preparing to embroider If the fabric is flimsy it needs to be supported in a hoop or frame while working so that the beadwork…

Embroidered Felt Tree Decorations

Nancy Nicholson is the undisputed queen of folk-style embroidery. We adore Nancy’s little embroidered felt tree decorations – they are perfect for Christmas but also cute enough for all year round. Made from simple materials – felt and floss – you can have fun playing with different colours and patterns and see what you can…

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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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Top 10 Stocking fillers for crafters

It is often the case that stocking fillers get filled with items then don’t get used passed dinner time on Christmas day. So, we have our top 10 stocking fillers that crafters will love, and use for their crafting endeavours throughout the following year.  Thread! Every cross stitcher needs thread. DMC have released a Christmas…

SewandSo Helps Restore Blenheim Palace Tapestries and Cushions

Magnificent 18th-century Blenheim Palace tapestries and cushions have undergone painstaking renovation work in an effort to reverse their decline, with help from the team at SewandSo…   A few months ago, we were contacted by textile conservator Emma Telford, seeking the finest Soie d’Alger threads to be used in her Blenheim re-embroidery projects. Intrigued by…

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Modern Folk Embroidery | Sneak Peek

The trend for folk art inspired embroidery designs goes on, and this collection of embroidery designs by leading designer, Nancy Nicholson, is the only book that takes a contemporary look at how folk art is influencing contemporary stitching. Modern Folk Embroidery is stunning from start to finish. Nancy Nicholson is heavily inspired by Scandinavian and Eastern…

16 Creative Embroidery Hoop Ideas

The humble embroidery hoop is not only an essential tool for needlework, it can also have creative uses too. And we’re not just taking about using it to frame your work – which is a given – there are LOTS of other exciting embroidery hoop ideas, as you will see… 1. Mirror, Mirror Decorate your…