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.

With my patterns, kits and tutorials you’ll create your own beautiful embroideries while enjoying the soothing power of stitch.



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Image showing a ring of split stitch.

How to stitch: Split stitch

I think split stitch looks like a mini chain stitch. So I thought it would be a good one to follow on from the chain stitch tutorial. Below you can…

Crewelwork embroidery of a green and purple hummingbird in flight around pink flowers.

Learning how to get out of my own way

Let me take you back to July 2019. I’d just posted my first commission off to Stitch magazine and was feeling super pumped. I jumped straight into designing my next…

A line of chain stitch.

How to stitch: Chain stitch

Looking back over some of my first embroideries as a young child, it looks like chain stitch was one of the first stitches I ever learnt. Perhaps that’s why it’s…


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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.