Blogging from A-Z April Challenge

Apologies for the abrupt ending of this series. I had some really good ideas for the rest of the alphabet – but sadly health issues meant the challenge had to end. I’ll post the rest of the alphabet as separate posts during the forthcoming weeks. In the meantime – very slowly – I have beenContinue reading “Blogging from A-Z April Challenge”

Blogging from A-Z April Challenge – G is for

Grids I find grids very useful. Squared paper is easy to obtain, but better still – the grid you draw. Measuring isn’t obligatory – and I often start by drawing a rough grid by ‘eye’ in my journal. Are you a quilter? Quite an interesting way of developing your own personal quilting pattern is toContinue reading “Blogging from A-Z April Challenge – G is for”

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. SecondlyContinue reading “Blogging from A-Z April Challenge – F is for..”