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Beatrix Potter themed Spring Lakes Needlework Retreat

21 March

Nicola Jarvis is widely known in the global stitching community for her beautiful embroidery kit projects.  Featuring ornate birds, animals and flowers, these stitch projects are inspired by a variety of iconic designers and distinctive period styles. Nicola recently taught at one of Lady Anne’s Needlework Retreats. The retreats are run by Phillipa and Laura […]

Win a Crewel Embroidery kit designed by Anna Scott!!!

04 March

We’ve partnered with Australian designer Anna Scott to give you the chance to win one of her beautiful kits! Anna Scott’s designs and kits are largely inspired by traditional hand embroidery and decorative arts, to which she gives a subtle contemporary twist resulting in a traditional but not typical piece. When Anna designed ‘Scarlet Glory’ […]

Pembridge Tapestry Group to launch map in May 2019

27 January

The Pembridge Tapestry Group was formed in 2011 and stitching of ‘The Pembridge Tapestries’ began a year later. This followed the preparation of historic research and artwork and a series of workshops to learn new stitches and for some of the group of 15 stitchers to learn to thread a needle! The tapestries entitled “Pembridge […]

Ann’s Orchard launches new vegetable inspired kit!

17 January

Ann’s Orchard Needlework was established by Emma Pavier, following a long career as a plant molecular biologist, largely to justify her compulsive collecting of antique and vintage needlework, books, knitting yarn, beads and buttons. A lifelong maker having started sewing with lacing picture cards and knitting in reception class the process of creating still brings […]

Venkatraman Memorial Trust

12 December

When the Venkatraman Memorial Trust was set up 14 years ago, the poor fishing village of Kovalam, near Chennai, offered little free education. There was no high school and its primary school was woefully inadequate and down-at-heel.  Today, thanks to the Trust, the primary school boasts new classrooms and excellent facilities and a 1000-pupil state-of-the-art […]

Appletons substantially reduces plastic usage

17 August

Plastic is a cheap and versatile product for packaging, but it’s also wreaking havoc in the environment. Plastic packaging adds to a single-use throwaway culture and approximately half the plastic we use is single use. Appletons is responding to this global issue.  As a result of the survey we recently conducted, Appletons is changing the […]

Appletons Wool scales new heights in the Alps!

02 August

The Alpine Experience has been delivering exceptional craft holidays since 2006. The business is family run and offers classes in embroidery, beading, lace making, knitting, textile art and painting, taught by world renowned tutors, providing exceptional hospitality in breath taking scenery in the idyllic alpine location of Les Carroz d’Araches in France.   Nicola Jarvis […]

‘Mistress of Stitch’ Jacobean Rainbow Crewel Embroidery Kits Now Available!

09 October

Tara Dakini started teaching Embroidery in 2005, offering classes in hand embroidery and felt flower workshops and created her business ‘The Mistress of Stitch’ in 2007 when she was living in Brighton, as a way to market her Embroidery Classes and Workshops. Launched in August 2017, Tara’s first kit is called “Jacobean Rainbow”. Tara created […]