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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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…

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…

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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.