J Enterprise Co Ltd

26 April

         J Enterprise Co Ltd was originally known as ‘Jeong Min-Ja’s Home Fashion’ which started business as a private shop in 1986. J Enterprise Co Ltd was founded in 1999 and launched the handcraft brand “by hands”.  The Company  launched  the online shopping  site “EnjoyQuilt” which distributes domestically produced quilting materials aswell […]

The AccessArt Village Project

12 December

              Appleton’s gave a donation of wool to AccessArt, an International visual arts charity and this donation sparked the idea for the Village Project. The Project has been a huge success and has now become their largest participatory project to date. AccessArt asked people to send in their stitched houses and buildings and they begun […]

Alice Chen (Chen Jieying)

25 October

Alice Chen is a graduate of the Royal School of Needlework.  Alice’s versatility and talent is shown through her use of a wide range of materials. She proves she is equally at home working with canvas, crewel, silk and gold and produces beautiful and intricate embroideries of animals, flowers and people. Whatever it is that […]

The Crewel Work Company launch The Glasgow Bedspread

12 September

 Philippa Turnbull and her daughter Laura run The Crewel Work Company, specialists in historic British needlework. The Crewel Work Company has been producing elegant embroidery kits for over 25 years. Philippa’s designs are based on the original needlework she finds in British castles and country houses. This enthusiastic mother and daughter team aim to make […]

Hannah Bass to launch new designs this summer

05 July

Hannah Bass designs graphic, colourful, contemporary needlepoint kits of capital cities from all around the world. Hannah’s unique designs were born out of frustration in not being able to find a contemporary needlepoint she wanted to stitch. Bold use of colour makes her designs both uplifting and eye catching. Hannah’s aim is to promote needlework […]

San Francisco School of Needlework & Design opens!

28 June

  Congratulations to San Francisco School of Needlework & Design which launched on 1stJune 2016! The school was founded by two passionate embroiderers, Lucy Barter and Ellice Sperber. Lucy trained as an apprentice and Ellice earned her Diploma at the Royal School of Needlework in the UK. There are very few schools like SFSNAD that provide top-flight […]

Nicola Jarvis’ Apple Blossom

22 February

Nicola has had a flurry of orders since a post on Facebook for a rather special project – Apple Blossom. Each kit has £5.00 donated from the cost to Macmillan Cancer Nurses. Please visit  to view other examples of Nicola’s work.

The AccessArt village – a year-long project

01 February

AccessArt are starting a year-long project to create a village of houses stitched in Appletons wool – the idea is that either as an individual or a group, people will send in embroidered line drawings of their house, which will then be stitched together into a village by the textile artists at AccessArt. Have a […]