Crewel embroidery featuring a fox, leaf and flower

Remember how free you felt as a kid when creating and experimenting? Do you sometimes feel anxious, stressed or overwhelmed and wish you could switch off for a while?

Making something beautiful with your hands is not only incredibly satisfying, it can be a great way to de-stress.

Join me as I share my journey to level up my embroidery and use creativity to promote good mental health.

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Pride flags embroidery inspiration for the blackwork rainbow pattern

Pride flags embroidery

It’s felt very fitting to be able to release my blackwork rainbow embroidery pattern during Pride Month. I hope that with the heart inside the rainbow, it can be seen…

Sampling of blackwork stitches using different thread thicknesses

Choosing blackwork stitches

In my last post I shared the first stages of the design process for my RSN Certificate Blackwork module. In this post I’m going to share with you another key…

Pencil drawing of Bracken, part of the preparation for my blackwork embroidery

Beginning Blackwork

Having finished my first module of the Royal School of Needlework certificate (you can see my Jacobean crewelwork here), I was eager to start on my second module – blackwork.…

How to use embroidery to ease anxiety

In my last post I shared how embroidery has become an important part of my mental health management. Continuing with the mental health awareness theme, I wanted to share some…

cross stitch of a lady smelling roses

How Embroidery Has Helped My Mental Health

It’s mental health awareness week (or month, depending on where in the world you are!), so I wanted to share with you some of my personal experiences of how stitching…

For the Love of Stitch Quiz banner

Stitching quiz

In these times of lock down, I think it’s really important to look for ways to bring a bit of joy and fun into our lives. As I love both…

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As seen in Stitch magazine

Check out my projects in Stitch magazine.

My penguins crewelwork is an elegant design with striking shading that’s sure to impress. Then for a bit of everyday inspiration, my reach for the stars cushion is a perfect addition to your home.

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.
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.