The Context of Now

The Context of Now

Nothing stays the same for long – especially now. Suddenly, with world events such as the Pandemic, everything seems to be changing. While we’re in control of our own narratives through our thoughts, life experiences, and feelings – we’re now...
12 Top Tips for Stitching

12 Top Tips for Stitching

Here are my top 12 tips to make your stitching experience more efficient, and far more enjoyable. Put things away, so you can find them again later – it sounds so simple, but this is one thing I struggle with because I’m usually so excited about what...
12 Reasons to Stitch Everyday

12 Reasons to Stitch Everyday

Should we be more proactive about promoting a love of needlework, embroidery, and the textile arts? You bet we should, so here are my 12 reasons to stitch every day. working repetitively with your hands helps promote good mental health and an overall sense of...
Go Design

Go Design

After my post last week, ‘Design to Stitch’, I thought I’d share one of the simple ways I design – one that I found works especially well for me – it might for you too. Because that transition from concept to stitch is the hardest and...
Design to Stitch

Design to Stitch

In my library, I believe there are at least three books alluding to being able to show how to design to stitch – not one of them has actually been helpful to me, but perhaps that’s just me! However, while stitching yesterday, I realized I’ve found...
Unique Inspiration

Unique Inspiration

Creativity, for me, is about being curious and willing to make mistakes to grow – that then leads to inspiration. And sometimes it’s about changing things up a little and going back to the basics of making marks and working with colours that make your...