Our Basic Guide to Cross Stitch

Jump into cross stitch with our beginner's guide to getting started. With all our top tips and a free pattern for this simple design. 
June 20, 2022

Top tips for travelling with your embroidery

If you're planning to take some soothing stitching with you on your travels, to pass the time on a long train journey or zone out under a beach umbrella, here are our top tips for taking your hobby out and about.
June 17, 2022

New Cloud Craft Cross Stitch Kits!

Introducing 4 new cross stitch kits inspired by the seasons, based on beautiful art work by Carole from Maggie Magoo Designs. 
June 13, 2022

Beginner's Guide to Sashiko Embroidery

The perfect introduction to learn the basics of Sashiko and make this beautiful pouch. We'll take you through he materials you need and some top tips to help beginners with this beautiful style of Japanese embroidery.
May 10, 2022

Book Review of Simply Stitched with Punch Needle by Yumiko Higuchi

Punch needle embroidery book by Yumiko Higuchi

Did you know that you can also create more intricate designs using embroidery thread? WelI, Yumiko Higuchi, is here to show us how with her new book, Simply Stitched with punch needle.

April 09, 2022

Embroider Felt Floral Egg Decorations

Celebrate spring with these hand-stitched floral eggs made from the softest wool felt. Here's a free pattern and tutorial to stitch these pretty Easter Eggs. Each one can be as unique as you like, blending embroidery and felt applique elements to make hanging decorations.
March 18, 2022

Introducing Edith Rabbit!

Meet Edith, a little friend for Edgar Rabbit! Edith brings springtime cheer, with her Easter banner and bouquet of flowers.
March 07, 2022

Teaching Children Embroidery

Want to teach kids how to stitch? If you want to spread the joy of embroidery to your young people, follow these helpful tips to set kids up for success!

February 11, 2022

Introducing the Tuppenny Mice!

At just 7cm high, these little mice are the perfect gift to tell someone you love them or that you think they're a star.

January 19, 2022

Beginner's Guide to Bargello Embroidery - make a pincushion!

Learn how to do Bargello as you make this rainbow-inspired pincushion! It's a perfect introduction to this modern needlework method because it's small, while also useful.
January 16, 2022

Needlepoint for Beginners - make a gingham needle book

Keep your needles safe and sound inside this needlepoint needle book! A great way to learn needlepoint, this project uses plastic canvas, three colours and two simple needlepoint stitches to create an adorable gingham design.

December 15, 2021

Stitcher's Gift Guide

What could be better than giving crafters gifts that they'll treasure? If you're looking for thoughtful, hand-picked treats that won't be end up at the charity shop in January then you've come to the right place! 

December 07, 2021