TAST Week 1

Welcome Happy New Year! It’s the start of a new TAST challenge — TAST week 1. First, let me welcome you all to Take a Stitch Tuesday for another year! I hope everyone is energised and up for it. I am certainly looking forward to seeing what everyone does this year. …

The Margaret Weir quilt

Do you remember seeing a quilt or a textile that heavily influenced your journey into fibre and textiles? Something that made you say to yourself: ‘Oh! I need this sort of stitching in my life’. Something once seen you can’t un-see. A piece that tickles the edge of your brain …

Creative Stitches for Contemporary Embroidery

If you enjoy my site you will gain real value from my book  Creative Stitches for Contemporary Embroidery: Visual Guide to 120 Essential Stitches for Stunning Designs Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned embroiderer, Creative Stitches for Contemporary Embroidery gives you techniques to encourage and develop a fresh …

Creative Stitches for Contemporary Embroidery: Visual Guide to 120 Essential Stitches for Stunning Designs

Creative Stitches for Contemporary Embroidery: Visual Guide to 120 Essential Stitches for Stunning Designs is my latest book. For many years visitors to this site who use the stitch dictionary have wanted me to write a book. Well… I am pleased to say I have finally done it. It has …