I made this mini version of Dr Seuss’ classic Green Eggs and Ham as a Christmas gift. I found just the right orange at the local quilt shop in Minden, Remember Me Quilts. The book only has two pages and I wrote the text in […]
Author: Shannon Quigley
William Morris Brooch
I made an acanthus leaf brooch for my Nana for Christmas. I stitched it in chainstitch using 1 strand of DMC and outlined it in black.
I created these short videos when putting together instructions for my English Hedgerow Embroidery Kit, pictured above. I hope you find them useful for whatever project you are working on! Apologies for them being a bit rough and ready. I’m going to look into iphone […]
Sewing Machine Brooch
I made this sewing machine brooch for a friend. I normally use black fabric for brooches, but I really like how this one turned out!
Brooches – my new obsession
I ordered a book by Kyao from JapanLovelyCraft that included a tutorial on how to make embroidered brooches. A few brooches in and I’m hooked! I love that you can take any design, trace it onto fabric, and turn it into something wearable! Everywhere I […]
I used google maps to create a personalized landscape quilt for a friend’s one year old daughter. The quilt now sits in the little one’s play area, overlooking spectacular views.
Craft Fair at Blackwell the Arts & Crafts House
I started working at Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House as learning & engagement officer at Lakeland Arts about four years ago. I’ve always wanted to create an embroidery pattern inspired by the house, and in my last month in the UK I finally did […]
Under the Wire
Phew! Just submitted my entry for the first round of the Hand & Lock contest. I’m not sure these three little leaves will be enough to get me into the next round. It’s been fun trying out different threads and stumpwork stitches. Fingers crossed! x […]
Experimenting with Stumpwork
After a bit of experimenting, I’ve gone with long and short stitch instead of satin, because satin buckles when you try to shape the wire. I’m using silk fabric as the backing and 1 strand of cotton thread. I think this project calls for silk floss and sequins. Stay tuned for more bling.
Slowly but surely… wins the race
A while ago I started this embroidery of a Mab Graves illustration for a friend and former colleague. See the original post here. Happy to say it was finished and framed in time for xmas 2015 ❤
A Quilt for Quinn
My Nana is a wonderful quilter and I’ve always wanted to give it a go. I made this quilt as a leaving present for a colleague who’s moved to the bonny shores of Scotland. It was a pleasure to make and I’ll definitely try quilting again. A big […]
Mini quilted football
My friend makes the most delightfully detailed dolls. A little boy requested a Wayne Rooney doll and she asked me to make the football. Not just any football – but the HiVis football from the 2016 Premier League. I cut out 12 tiny pentagons and quilted […]