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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Photo showing a blue embroidered sphere.

How to stitch: Seeding stitch

I think seeding stitch can be a bit overlooked. I certainly didn’t pay it much attention for quite a while. But actually, it’s a pretty useful filling stitch. Especially when…

My completed embroidery of a daffodil and caterpillar.

Stitching a motif inspired by the Bacton altar cloth

For a birthday treat last year I was lucky enough to join one of the Royal School of Needlework’s special Bacton altar cloth classes. Our day began with a private…

Photo showing a line of stem stitch being worked.

How to stitch: Stem stitch

This is the first in a series of stitch tutorial posts I’ll be creating. As well as walking you through how to create each stitch, I’ll include tips that I’ve…

Image showing how I used the infinity symbol as the foundation for my Jacobean crewelwork design

How I used maths in my Jacobean crewelwork design

I thought it would be fun to take a closer look at my Jacobean crewelwork piece for the Royal School of Needlework certificate. Specifically, I want to share with you…

My blackwork design transferred to my linen using the tissue paper transfer method

Transferring my blackwork design

If you’ve followed along with my previous posts (here and here), you’ll have seen that I did quite a bit of preparation work for my Royal School of Needlework blackwork…

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…


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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.