The ultimate beginner's guide to embroidery stitches (with free sampler!)

If you've ever wanted to learn embroidery but aren't sure where to start we've got you covered! This is the ultimate beginner's guide to 13 embroidery stitches. With video instructions and a free downloadable pattern, you'll be on your way in no time. 

July 26, 2021

Make a Needle Minder with Aimee Ray and her latest book (and a giveaway!)

I've long been a fan of Aimee Ray and the gorgeous things she makes with felt. Read about her book,which is al about fast and fun embroidery.

June 30, 2021

How to choose the right felt for your project? Let's compare felts!

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between 100% wool felt, wool blend felt and craft, other than price?! On first glance, you might not thing there's much of a difference but there is! Here’s the low down – find out the characteristics of these fabrics and which type is best for your crafts.

June 29, 2021

A gorgeous new book to get kids stitching!

In my experience, kids love sewing and get so much out of learning to stitch something with their own hands. It's great for their concentration, creativity and confidence and, as a parent or caregiver, it's a great way to get them off their screens for a bit and enjoy some time together. So, I was delighted to be asked to review the new book by Trixi Symonds and Deborah Fisher.

April 13, 2021

Introducting Edgar the Easter Rabbit!

I've been working on my own design for an heirloom Easter ornament and here he is!  Edgar is made with our range of top quality 100% wool felt and comes complete with his basket of Easter treats of little eggs and carrots and a pompom tail. 

Your embroidery supply essentials

Getting started with embroidery is super easy as you don’t need very much to have a go and stitch something beautiful. The best bit is that the supplies are not expensive and are usually small enough to take wherever you go (roll on holidays!). With these essential materials and tools you’ll be good to go.

February 01, 2021

Welcome, Little Elves!

We are so excited that designer Larissa Holland of MmmCrafts has released the third pattern in the 'Twas the Night ornament series - the Little Elves. 

January 25, 2021

Count down to the Twelve days of Christmas!

I'm so pleased that we now have supplies kits to make these heirloom Twelve Days' ornaments by designer Larissa Holland of MmmCrafts These incredibly popular patterns are a joy to make and make decorations to be treasured forever.
November 10, 2020

Pumpkin Pin Cushion DIY

Get a taste of the season with this diy to make a pumpkin pin cushion!

October 28, 2020
Tags: diy halloween

Meet Mouse Charming!

We just couldn't keep this little fella a secret any longer - please meet Mouse Charming! This is the second character in the Cindermice Sitch-along. Isn't he handsome? No wonder Cindermouse fell for him :)
September 15, 2020

Step into the Secret Garden!

I'm so excited to be collaborating with the lovely Sophie Simpson, aka Delilah from 'What Delilah Did', to bring you an exclusive supplies kit for one of the projects in her latest (yet to be released!) book 'Secret Garden'. 

September 15, 2020

The Cindermice Stitch-along is Here!

At last, the Cindermice Stitch-along is here! I've been bursting to tell you all about this since Sophie from What Delilah Did and I started hatching plans for it a few months ago.
September 15, 2020