Blogging from A-Z April Challenge – F is for..

French Knots There are many embroidery stitches - but one of my favourites is French Knots. There is nothing better for creating texture. The secret to a perfect French Knot is twofold. Firstly NEVER wind the thread around the needle - manipulate the needle around the thread whilst holding the loose thread fairly taut. Secondly …

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Blogging from A-Z April Challenge – E is for..

Embellisher! Do you know about the Embellisher? It's the most wonderful machine for making texture and more! It looks like a domestic sewing machine, but instead of having a single needle with a hole for thread it has a head with multiple  needles - no holes - just barbs. As these move up and down …

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Blogging from A-Z April Challenge – D is for..

Dyeing! I love colour. It's been my pleasure to work with it for over 30 years. I've been producing a range of hand threads, fibres and fabrics since I was first introduced to the process in the late 1980s. Over the years I have developed a number of techinques to produce many mixed colours. The …

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