Goal Setting — It’s time to take stock

We are coming up to the end of the year and the start of a new one. We are also emerging from a global pandemic that has touched so many of our lives. It’s time to breathe and take a moment away from the rush and the worries. For many …

Why wobbly stitches are OK

For me wobbly stitches rule! I have noticed that some beginners to embroidery apologise for their wobbly stitches. To be honest I don’t think it is necessary. I will tell you why. This is the 21st century. We are surrounded by machine made things. Some of these things are ugly, …

Interview with Maya Mathew of Million Little Stitches

This week I have an interview with Maya Mathew of Million Little Stitches who many people know because she wrote a very useful tutorial on how she makes fabric books. This tutorial is pinned all over Pinterest and I admit to pointing people to her site on numerous occasions. Maya …

Interview with Elizabeth of Sew in Love

This week I would like to introduce you to Elizabeth Braun author of the  Sew in Love blog. On her blog you will find tutorials, tips and advice on traditional forms of embroidery  such as raised work and stump work. I was interested to hear what Elizabeth had to say …

Interview with Nell Loops of Artisanloops

This interview is part of series to mark that the Take a Stitch Tuesday Challenge has been running for a decade. Nell runs a facebook page called Artisanloops and I first noticed her interesting samples when she shared them on facebook in the TAST group. Nell also is a designer …

TAST Interview with Barbara B of Spiel mit Textil

I first noticed Barbara B’s (Belle Bear) work in the TAST facebook group as her samples are very attractive. Barbara lives in Germany and is very active online and writes a number of blogs. For English speakers I use google translate to switch from German to English and spent a good …