Beginner Embroidery Kit - Bee and Honeycomb . A sweet homage to the noble Bee AND the perfect place to practise the 6 most basic and commonly used embroidery stitches.
Botanical sketches in stitch - The theme for this years upcoming workshops , the keyword here being 'sketching'... lots of fun, creativity and letting loose with a needle and thread :) ...... some example pieces.
Floral fox- A sewing kit with 100% wool felt in pretty pastels (and everything else required!) to stitch up this charming little woodland friend
Woodland inspired felt Sewing kits provide all you need to hand stitch a sweet decoration using 100% wool felt (yummo!)
A few of the designs are digitally printed and so my illustrations can become infused with your stitches!
Most of the designs are hand screen printed (by moi!) on to the cotton fabric in the studio. This means there is no need for faffing about with design transfer and the stitching can begin pronto! This is the Mushroom Stitch samper (No. 4 ) and involves some rather fancy pants stitches! :)
Leafy & Wild flower Stitch Samplers - the first 2 stitch sampler kits in a series of 4. They have been designed so that each leaf and wild flower is to be embroidered using a different stitch. Follow the guide and videos tutorials to build confidence one stitch at a time and end up with a sweet botanical piece of hoop art (AND super stitch powers of course).
My recent stall for the Handmade Fair held at Ragley Hall. So many lovely people to meet who shared the same stitchery obsession :)
A little snippet of what surrounds and inspires... Being based in rural Scotland at the foot of a National Park does have it's perks!
Luna moth - symmetry and nature and a medley of stitches to try out. One of our newest kits to join the gang.
Why stitchery kits? I remember my introduction to embroidery so vividly. The terror at being shown a peg bag which we 9 years were expected to stitch, followed by the utter delight on discovering I could actually do it....it's been a love affair ever since. The kits were born out of the desire to share this joy and to provide that gentle accessible introduction to what can seem like an intimidating art...and hopefully ignite a love affair of their own :)
I meet so many people who say they would love to give embroidery a go but think they wouldn't be capable. My aim is to encourage wholeheartedly :) and so along side the kits I have an 'Embroidery Classroom' section in my website where I share lots of gentle hand holding tutorials and info should that extra help be required.