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How to set up fabric in an embroidery hoop

Embroidery Beginner

How to set up fabric in an embroidery hoop

*Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links meaning that, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase* This one is for the total beginners amongst us! And that's perfectly okay, everyone starts somewhere, so if that's you, be sure to keep reading! One of the biggest mistakes I see made by newbie-embroiderers is incorrectly loading the fabric into the embroidery hoop. It might seem like a straight forward task, and, essentially it is, but if done incorrectly, you will be left with loose fabric that doesn't hold your stitches...

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New Embroidery PDF Pattern and Kit: Tea, Coffee, Books and Flowers

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New Embroidery PDF Pattern and Kit: Tea, Coffee, Books and Flowers

Now introducing our latest embroidered creation. This is one of our favourites so far so it definitely deserves its' own blog post! Even though I absolutely love embroidering flowers (if you couldn't already tell!), sometimes I do feel like I need to switch things up a lil bit.  When designing this one, I was thinking about what my favourite things are - what makes me happy, and can I find a way to put all of that into one embroidery pattern? It actually became pretty easy to design when I sat down to draw, because I basically love sitting in...

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Fundraising for the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

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Fundraising for the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

Like most people across the world, the news about the war in Ukraine has left me devastated, feeling helpless for those families and children that are having to flee their homes, and seek refuge with strangers.  So, what am I doing to help? I know I am not alone in feeling this way, and that has been shown across the craft and creative community, as so many artists have done a variety of things to raise money for the Ukraine Appeal, from donating pieces of art to donating profits. Of course, I wanted to get involved in that too, and...

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Get Creative Again in Year 2022

Get Creative Again in Year 2022

  Okay okay, I know it's already March (where has this year gone already?!), but it's not too late to learn a new craft! Now is as good a time as any to get your creative hat back on and pick up a new craft. Whether you've tried embroidery before, or you're brand new to it, there's a tonne of reasons why you should get crafty!   The benefits of being creative Maybe you're already a crafty creative person (like me, it's in my genes!!), or maybe you don't consider yourself capable of doing anything that remotely resembles art. There...

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Spring 2022 Shop Update

Spring 2022 Shop Update

Spring is around the corner, so it only seems right to introduce a bunch of fun new patterns and kits to the shop. These are (of course) floral, and are perfect for spring, as they are inspired by nature bring in some lovely muted pastel colours. So, what's available in the shop? All of the above designs are available as both an Embroidery Kit or a Digital Download Embroidery Pattern. Each of these kits comes with: Embroidery hoop Two squares of calico fabric (best used together to create a strong background for your piece of art) DMC embroidery thread A...

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