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New Kits from The Quiltery

16 November

Hazel Winfield has realised her lifelong dream and has recently launched ‘The Quiltery’. Hazel has designed her first two collections of tapestry kits aimed at both beginners and more proficient crafters. In the first collection there are five kits to choose from including ‘Frenchie The Giraffe’, ‘Zig The Bumblebee’ and ‘Tyrone The Lobster’ The second […]

The Just So Cushions

09 November

Eppie Thompson @thefabledthread has the perfect way to fill up those dark winter evenings, whilst creating a cushion to last a lifetime. Eppie’s Just So tapestry kits will launch at the end of November 2020 and start shipping at the beginning of December in time for some festive sewing! As with all ‘The Fabled Thread’ […]

National Stress Awareness Day

04 November

Today is National Stress Awareness Day. Many stitchers will know of the benefits of any kind of craft that engages the hands, while satisfying the creative spark in our minds. What is not so well known is that stitching has been used as a form of therapy since the end of the First World War, […]

New Designs from The Flanders Tapestry Collection

09 September

Take a look at the stylish designs from The Flanders Tapestry Collection. Johan Verbruggen uses different shades in a single stitch to create the subtle and detailed colour variations seen in the flowers, fruit and vegetables in the collection. Johan uses unusual background colours to enhance his designs that suit every interior. The Flanders Tapestry […]

Amanda Carter

07 September

Take a look at Amanda Carter’s beautiful kits! Amanda has been sewing since the age of 4 and over the years has tried many different forms of needlecraft such as knitting, crochet, tatting and lacemaking.  In the last few years Amanda has focussed on designing embroidery kits and teaching embroidery workshops. Amanda teaches in her […]

STAYCATIONS

25 August

The usual holidays aren’t happening this year (along with most other fun things!) but staycations are on the rise. Britain is beautiful at all times of the year and the traditional beach holiday is worth a re-visit.  For those of us who won’t get there this year, here’s a way of joining in from home: […]

National Fishing Month

19 August

It’s currently National Fishing Month. For those of us that prefer more indoor pursuits, there’s no reason not to join in the fun. Have a look at the images below; you can empathise with those keen people out in the cold wet rivers as you sit indoors creating a beautiful image!         […]

Thread and Mercury – Yasmeen Mocharrafie-Laouira

08 July

Have a look at one of the latest designers to start using Appletons Wool – Yasmeen Mocharrafie-Laouira- Yasmeen spent 15 years working as a fashion designer for high street brands. During this time, she continued to develop her love for textiles by creating her own tapestry projects, experimenting with colour and stitching. ‘Thread and Mercury’ […]

Archie Brennan

29 June

Archie Brennan began his 60-year weaving career at Dovecot Studios in his home city, Edinburgh. From Australia to Papua New Guinea, he inspired weavers all over the world and became the undisputed master of modern tapestry, as well as a sharp and talented pop artist. Despite Archie’s huge influence in both the weaving and art […]