hand embroidery

A fun hand embroidery challenge

A fun afternoon attending a virtual embroidery group meeting and taking part in a simple stitch challenge. The clock was ticking! Come and see what we did!

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Claire Edwards: Pushing The Boundaries Of Traditional Hand Embroidery

Today we meet Claire Edwards, who embodies her brand name of Defiant Embroidery. Claire has a fascinating story. She discovered her creativity and passion for hand embroidery as part of her quest to discover her third career. Enjoying her career in the RAF and then working with young offenders, Claire suffered some setbacks. She decided…

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Embroidery Using Found Objects – Finished!

Embroidery using found objects is fun and creative. This is my first piece using found objects. Read the story, the inspiration and see pictures too!

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Jessica Aldred: Designing Her Life Through Embroidery

Jessica Aldred: Designing her life through embroidery. Susan Weeks chats with Jessica in this latest episode of Stitchery Stories embroidery podcast

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Simple Hand Embroidery Spring Flowers

An enjoyable respite over the Easter weekend, and a birthday treat! I finally finished my embroidery inspired by spring flowers and some hand-dyed fabric.

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Claire Mort: Powerful Pop Art in Hand Embroidery

Today we meet Claire Mort, an award-winning British textile artist who creates colourful and powerful pop art using hand embroidery. And if you read ‘Be Creative With Workbox’ magazine, then you will already know her from her column, ‘Morts Thoughts’. Claire has an inspiring story and we discuss how opportunities come from the most extraordinary…

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Ilke Cochrane: Delightful Hardanger Embroidery

Ilke Cochrane: Delightful Hardanger Embroidery: Susan Weeks chats with Ilke in this latest episode of Stitchery Stories embroidery podcast

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Ami James Returns : Soothing Anxiety With Mindful Sewing

Ami James returns: Soothing anxiety with mindful sewing. Susan Weeks chats with Ami in this latest episode of Stitchery Stories textile art podcast

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Jane Austen Embroidery: The Stories Behind The Words And Stitches

Jane Austen Embroidery, the newly published book from Pavilion Books, created by Jennie Batchelor and Alison Larkin is the subject of this episode of the Stitchery Stories embroidery podcast. Both of these talented ladies are my friends and I have followed this book project closely over the last 3 years! Alison was my first ever (brave) guest on Stitchery Stories, and Jennie was guest number six.

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Lianne Van Leyen : Creating cross stitch patterns from antique schoolgirl samplers

Lianne Van Leyen: Creating cross stitch patterns from antique schoolgirl samplers. Susan Weeks chats with Lianne on the Stitchery Stories embroidery podcast

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