Sunday, 18 June 2017

Teaching Cross Stitch at The Village Haberdashery!

I am so super excited to be teaching at The Village Haberdashery next month!

Photography by @vhaberdashery
Cross Stitch for Beginners is a brand new class designed for complete beginners and those who need a refresher.

Working with the lovely Mini Cross Stitch kits from The Make Arcade, you will learn all the cross stitch basics from tools to techniques, working with embroidery floss and the various types of cross stitch fabric.

Photography by The Make Arcade
We will also talk about how to finish your work in differnt ways so you can then give these as gifts or dispay them at home. I will also demo some of these methods for you.

All materials are included and you will leave with a started mini cross stitch kit to finish at home and the confidence to work on bigger projects.

The next class date is 19 July. Book your place here!

Photography by The Make Arcade

Look forward to seeing you!

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Thicket Critters!

A while back The Village Haberdashery posted my tutorial to make one of these super cute cushions from Gingiber's (Stacie Bloomfield) Thicket collection and you can read all about it here.

Thanks to Annie for this fab picture!

This collection was just too sweet not to stitch up some more makes so I got myself some more panels and got sewing!

Using the mini panel bear and rabbit this time I made two soft baby rattles. The shapes are worked in the same way as the larger pillows but this time I added in a rattle disk from Odds & Soxlets to add some extra fun! 

More Thicket makes coming soon!