The pattern for this brooch comes from the Rijks Museum Collection. The Rijks Studio is designed to inspire people to get creative with their collection – and the Rijksstudio Award shows off the best things people have made using the collection. I stitched it mainly […]
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Teacup and saucer brooch
This little teacup is done mostly in split stitch, couched in gold. The blue flower details are done in lazy daisy and outline stitch. After the stitching was done, I glued the fabric to a piece of felt and attached a brooch back. It’s pretty […]
Tea cozy brooch
I wanted to create a super cozy teapot. The design is inspired by the Brown Betty teapot, wrapped in a vintage cozy. I used a silk/merino blend thread for the knitted details and regular DMC for the tea pot. Next time I might make the […]
Back in November I signed up for an online class with the Royal School of Needlework. It was designed and led by Kate Pankhurst. I really enjoyed tuning in to the sessions on Sunday mornings and was so impressed by how the course was organized. […]
May Morris Mask
I made this embroidered mask for my aunt Nancy. The flower is done with vintage fake silk embroidery floss and the leaves are with regular DMC cotton. The pattern is adapted from a May Morris embroidered fire screen. The card in the background is from […]
Tiny sheep photo shoot
I made some tiny crochet sheep for a friend’s wedding present. We learned how to crochet together for the Handmade Herd project and it was nice to get back into the swing of things – albeit on a smaller scale.
Green eggs and ham
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 […]
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!
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 […]