Indian Wood Block Printing

I’ve been making examples of how block prints can be used and enhanced. Not wanting to just stamp shapes onto a purchased calico bag or a ready-made scarf I’ve used my own ideas and designs. I have a lovely selection of these wooden blocks and I like to extend their use and benefits by encouraging…Read more »

Indian Style Fun

I’ve been trying out some new ideas with an Indian theme. I belong to a stitching group called Wye Valley Stitchers. We meet together in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire which is in the famed Wye Valley, an area of natural beauty enhanced by the River Wye as it wends its way through the Forest of Dean and…Read more »

Shisha Embroidery

I belong to a textile art and embroidery group called Wye Valley Stitchers and we’ve been planning our programme of activities now that Covid restrictions are lifting somewhat. One suggestion was that we should try Indian Mirror Embroidery – or Shisha. As we’re short of funds and can’t afford to hire a tutor just now…Read more »

Pin-on Fabric Rose

Little fabric flowers can be quite an attractive accessory and with a brooch pin on the back can be used in a variety of ways. Cheer up a plain sunhat or winter beret or scarf. Add to a plain bag or tote and even brighten up soft furnishings like cushion covers and curtains. I have…Read more »

A Library of Stitching Books

Like many sewers I have collected many books embracing stitching and associated subjects. How to categorise my library is a challenge as it embraces so many skills and varieties of craft work. Because my own interests have broadened over time and the studies I’ve done have ranged through so many stitching subjects it’s difficult to…Read more »