Crewel embroidery featuring a fox, leaf and flower

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

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Completed raised stem band rectangle worked in blue crewel wool.

How to stitch: Raised stem band

I think raised stem band is a lovely stitch. It really satisfies my sense of order and neatness! I also like the way it can help me to create some…

A montage of 4 images showing the stitching progress of an eye in a blackwork embroidery portrait.

Getting into the details of my blackwork embroidery portrait

Are you a fan of details? My attention to detail has often been commented on. I’ve always been drawn to little details. So getting into the details of Bracken’s facial…

Long parallel stitches are being secured in place with perpendicular rows of couching.

How to stitch: Laid work

Laid work and couching are very closely linked. I’ve seen laid work described as a type of couching and I’ve also seen couching described as a type of laid work.…

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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.