Close up of embroidery with fox and flowers

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Photo of my reach for the stars project in Stitch magazine. The design features a woman in a gold dress standing on a cloud while reaching up to the stars.

As seen in Stitch magazine

Check out my projects in Stitch magazine.

Issue 123 is in the shops now and features my “Reach for the stars” design. Use stranded cottons, silk shading and surface stitches to create this beautiful cushion for a bit of everyday inspiration.

Photo of my project in Stitch magazine. The design is of 2 penguins in a snow scene made up into a decoration hanging from a Christmas tree.

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Length ways view of the Bacton alter cloth on display at Hampton Court Palace.

The Bacton alter cloth

Have you heard about the Bacton alter cloth? Also known as the lost dress of Elizabeth I? It’s a pretty exciting discovery in the worlds of both history and textiles…

My RSN Jacobean crewelwork module piece mounted and ready for assessment.

My finished RSN Jacobean crewelwork

After designing and doing most of the stitching of my RSN certificate Jacobean module, the end was in sight! By chatting to my fellow students, I learnt that the mounting…

RSN Jacobean crewelwork – the stitching begins!

After finalising my design and getting it approved by the tutors, I was excited to get stitching! But first I had to transfer the design onto my fabric. The method…


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