Over the holiday period I’ve made half a dozen little needlecases with the purpose of trying out different decorations for the front. I’ve played with embroidered block printed flowers, beads and yo-yos. Yo-yos are often called Suffolk Puffs and are a versatile decorative technique which can be used in multiple ways. But for this little…Read more »

Embroidered Hearts Quilt

This quilt has taken me a long time because all the heart appliques have a tiny hand embroidered motif in the centre. Each one was embroidered under a magnifying light so that my stitches were accurately placed and neat. I have worked on it over a period of two years but not consistently – doing…Read more »

Felt Christmas Decorations

To make your own little decorations to put on the tree you will need some shape templates, felt, stuffing, embroidery thread, decorative sparkly beads and sequins, some cord or ribbon, marker pens to use on the felt, and your scissors & sewing kit. First search on Google for Christmas Shapes and click on images –…Read more »

Textile Art Books

I can’t resist buying books. Whenever I come up with a new idea for a product I always want to support my own inspiration with the skills and experience of others which they’ve often set out in a book. Of course it’s exciting when a new book arrives and I always feel some small treasure…Read more »