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In these times of lock down, I think it’s really important to look for ways to bring a bit of joy and fun into our lives. As I love both stitching and quizzes I thought it would be fun to…

My completed reach for the stars cushion embroidery along with the photo of it in Stitch magazine.

Reach for the stars

I’m super excited to let you know that I’ve created another project for the latest issue of Stitch magazine. (You can check out my previous penguins project here) When the Stitch team got in touch, they let me know that…

Length ways view of the Bacton alter cloth on display at Hampton Court Palace.

The Bacton altar cloth

Have you heard about the Bacton altar cloth? Also known as the lost dress of Elizabeth I? It’s a pretty exciting discovery in the worlds of both history and textiles that is currently on display at Hampton Court Palace until…

My RSN Jacobean crewelwork module piece mounted and ready for assessment.

My finished RSN Jacobean crewelwork

After designing and doing most of the stitching of my RSN certificate Jacobean module, the end was in sight! By chatting to my fellow students, I learnt that the mounting would take about 1.5 days. So to be on the…

The finished Christmas crewelwork embroidery decoration featuring two penguins with snow and ice.

Christmas crewelwork for Stitch magazine

Have you seen the Christmas issue of Stitch magazine? I’m super duper excited about it because I designed and stitched the main project on the cover! It was back in May that the Stitch team got in touch to ask…

Experimenting with colour plans for my RSN certificate Jacobean crewelwork design

Starting the RSN Certificate

When I started looking into the Royal School of Needlework (RSN) I quickly became intrigued by their Certificate and Diploma course. After a couple of their day and online classes (posted about here and here) I was confident that I…

Completed flamingo embroidery. Worked using silk shading and stumpwork.

Starting silk shading

In my last post I told you about how I started my journey at the Royal School of Needlework (RSN) and how rediscovering embroidery helped me to better deal with stress during some challenging times. I was obviously keen to…

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Are you already a stitching fanatic? Are you keen to learn more about the craft of embroidery that can also be used to create beautiful and powerful art? Or perhaps you’re a newbie looking for an alternative to watching the…