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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A line of completed buttonhole stitch in blue crewel wool.

How to stitch: Buttonhole stitch

Buttonhole stitch is a good one to learn as there are all sorts of fun ways you can use it to create different effects in your embroidery. You might also…

An eye and eyebrow embroidered using black, brown and white crewel wool.

How to look after your eyes while embroidering

You may have heard the stories of medieval embroiderers whose eyes were so strained from hours of candlelight stitching that they went blind. Yikes! Thankfully stitching ourselves blind is unlikely…

A pointy oval shape stitched in fishbone stitch with blue crewel wool.

How to stitch: Fishbone stitch

The name of fishbone stitch always sounds a little funny to me. I like the stitch and I’ve used it in a few designs. I think it’s some weird mental…

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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.