How to use PicMonkey to create your own embroidery designs

If you like to customise gifts and home decor items with hand embroidery PicMonkey will help you design just the right thing. What is PicMonkey? It is a free easy to use photo editor online. (Since writing this Pic Monkey is no longer free but offers a free trial and …

Zentangles are fun doodles

Zentangles are doodles. If you have not discovered this drawing fad just google them. That said I think they are fun. It is relaxing create patterns and to generate ideas for stitching. I found this Video which I thought readers would enjoy. I have become fascinated with these little doodles …

Sketching as a visual thinking tool

Over on A list Apart, Mike Rohde has written a great article on the use of sketching as a visual thinking tool. I always say that when you design on a computer lots of interesting things happen and the design process can develop along unanticipated and exiting ways, but when you …

Help Rachel fly her embroidery into Space

I have previously written about the work of Rachel Hobson who represented the surface of the moon using textured embroidery techniques. The news is, Rachel has made it to round 2 in the NASA/Etsy Space Craft Contest. If her piece is voted into the top 20, it will get to …