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The Stitch Safari Podcast Launch

The Stitch Safari Podcast Launch

The Stitch Safari Podcast is a brand-new fortnightly expedition trekking through the development, applications, and innovations of cloth, needles, stitch, and embroidery. Join me as I host this light-hearted, informative tour dedicated to the art of the needle.

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Stitch Nirvarna

Stitch Nirvarna

Multiple threads and free-machine-embroidery have the ability to produce exquisite, mouth-watering textures.  Straight lines incorporated with curved and sassy lines produce eye-catching contrast.  This is my Nirvana, my paradise.

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Nigella and Michelangelo

Nigella and Michelangelo

So now I have to foster and develop my own writing style.  Why haven’t I bothered about this before?  Time perhaps.  I’ve been so focused on producing work that writing about it was often done in haste.  Big mistake.

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Power Words Magic Charm

Power Words Magic Charm

We work with and write about textiles.  Every word and every image should render a visual and imaginary spectacle depicting the allure of thread and stitch.

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Astonishing Book

Astonishing Book

This is the Jane Austen of the Embroidery world in my opinion.  The writing is a little dated and flowery, but none-the-less sharply insightful, well researched and logically portrayed, gently scattered with delightfully useful and informative line drawings and black-and-white plates.

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Great Idea?  OMG.  What’s Next?

Great Idea? OMG. What’s Next?

The inner pressure that we exert on ourselves produces the best work possible.  It’s also part of The Iceberg Effect, the things people don’t see which tend to yield the most success. Read my post on the Iceberg Effect.

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Risk or Opportunity?

Risk or Opportunity?

I listened to my instinct, which kept telling me to take the risk.   It transpired I wasn’t afraid of failure.  I was more fearful of not giving it a go, of facing no change at all.’

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Memories, Mindfulness and Mackerel Skies

Memories, Mindfulness and Mackerel Skies

'Each morning we are born again.  What we do today is what matters most.'  Buddha Remember those skies dappled with white rows of fleecy, fluffy clouds like the markings on a mackerel's back?  They're Mackerel Skies.  Our lives have become so jam-packed with meetings...

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