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The Subversive StitchRead MoreJuly 21, 2017


We have a new book for the library: The Subversive Stitch by Rozsika Parker.

Dying craftsRead MoreMay 6, 2017

One might suspect that the title of this entry on a textile blog is a spelling error but, sadly, no.

Win Nomadic EmbroideriesRead MoreJuly 28, 2016

If you fancy winning a book about the embroideries of the Gujarat region of India, head over to TextileArtist.org.

Karachi in threadRead MoreMarch 19, 2016


A friend of ours recently left Pakistan after a long period of work in Karachi. The way he has commemorated his stay is beautiful... and brilliant!

Our studio libraryRead MoreMarch 5, 2016

Our studio library is growing, thanks to our local charity shops and eBay.

Hair tapestryRead MoreAugust 29, 2015

Have you heard the latest trend in hair do's? Woven sections using embroidery threads.

The Magna Carta in stitchRead MoreMay 19, 2015


The British artist, Cornelia Parker, has just unveiled her "portrait of our age", celebrating the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.

Seeing the worldRead MoreMarch 3, 2015

We think the internet rocks! Every time we look for something, we get sidetracked and discover all sorts of amazing things...

Embroidery with a twistRead MoreNovember 26, 2014

Regular readers of the blog may remember our post about Monsieur Sardon's stamps - you know, the entry with the warning about his particular sense of humour?

An embroidered bugRead MoreOctober 17, 2014


The artist Lindsay Taylor has been busy with her embroidered and sewn pieces which depict the natural world in all its glory.