Tag: techniques

Stitched Linen Gift Bags

Stitched Linen Gift Bags

How’s this for a great idea this Christmas? Helen Philipps shows you how to make stitched linen gift bags in such a simple way… a pretty way to create your own DIY gift wrap this Christmas. These sweet little drawstring bags would be perfect to hold precious gifts, perhaps jewellery or other sparkly trinkets. You…

Trend Alert: Embroidered Denim

The latest trend to cross the divide from craft to fashion, embroidered denim can be found everywhere this season, from the catwalk to the high street, and we can’t get enough of it! From Dolce & Gabbana to Top Shop, embroidered denim is everywhere – on jeans, jackets, skirts, shirts, bags… you name it. And…

Transfering Embroidery Design Onto Fabric 2

How to Transfer an Embroidery Design onto Fabric

If you are going to embroider a motif from a drawing, you’ll need to transfer an embroidery design onto the background fabric. There are various ways of doing this, depending on the fabric you are using and the amount of detail in the design. Kate Haxell, author of The Stitch Bible, shares her top methods…

soluble canvas

Top 10 Tips for Soluble Canvas | Bobo Stitch

Hi – I’m Hannah, designer/maker and chief tea girl at Bobo Stitch. I have loved the process of cross stitch since I was very small, enjoying nothing more than curling up on the sofa with a fresh piece of linen and a new bundle of thread skeins. Since becoming a professional designer a few years…

How to Make Stitched Photos

How to Make Stitched Photos

  We’ve fallen head over heels in love with this stitched photos idea by Kirsty Neale, featured in her book Paperie. Stitching on paper is different, but not really any harder, than stitching on fabric, and look at the amazing results you can achieve! Tools for Stitching on Paper Needles – paper blunts needles far…

Craft Sanctuary

The Craft Sanctuary two-day stitching residential is back!

We’re pleased to announce that our very popular two-day stitching residential is back, so if you missed out on our first Craft Sanctuary, don’t panic! Taking place between 2nd-4th August 2016, and focusing on cross stitch and embroidery, this two day residential will consist of a selection of creative workshops in the stunning Milton House surrounded by…

Craft Sanctuary

Join us at Craft Sanctuary | A two day stitching retreat

We are very excited to announce the launch of Craft Sanctuary, a luxury stitching retreat for needlework enthusiasts! Taking place between 18-20th April 2016, and focusing on cross stitch and embroidery, this two day residential will consist of a selection of creative workshops in the beautiful Cotswolds location of Hawkwood College – this is one stitching getaway…