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Quaker Tapestry – Have you seen Pickles?

22 August

Pickles Hedgehog is the latest addition to the Quaker Tapestry Embroidery kits and cards. Pickles Hedgehog uses Appletons Wool and is a beautifully embroidered original design by Bridget Guest, inspired by the Quaker Tapestry stitches and technique. The kit contains 22 pages of easy to follow guidelines, thread, colour guide, photographs and ‘top tips’ from […]

Pembridge Tapestries

11 August

Appletons have just visited the Pembridge Tapestries in Herefordshire and urge that you do too! We were made so welcome by Gill Smith. It is a wonderful example of a community coming together to produce the interesting and diverse history of their unique village from Domesday to the present century. As well as details from […]

‘Stitching at Stoneywell’

27 May

A one day needlepoint course with Margaret Murton on Wednesday 28th August 2019 Building on her first highly successful courses at Stoneywell, Margaret Murton, whose designs are distributed in kit form worldwide by Ehrman, will be leading another workshop this year. Stoneywell, designed by Ernest Gimson in 1898, is the home of a family who […]

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 […]