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The Flanders Tapestry Collection

11 May

For new stitchers and those who would like a refresher course – have a look at this online tutorial from the Flanders Tapestry Collection: We love their kits – have a look at their website:

VE Day 75th Anniversary Celebrations

08 May

What better time than to stitch some celebratory bunting – have a look for some Union Jack inspiration. Or if a larger challenge is more in keeping with the mood at present, how about the Union Jack tapestry kit Don’t forget to send us some photos of the results. We love seeing what […]

Designer – Anna Maria Horner

05 May

Have a look at one of the latest designers to start using Appletons Wool – Anna Maria Horner from Nashville, Tennessee: As you can see, Anna Maria’s use of colour is amazing and we love her tapestry kits – we obviously aren’t the only ones as they have currently all sold out. However, rumour […]

How Appletons wool is being used in lockdown

28 April

We have donated our imperfect wool to local schools, charities, food banks and individuals who have been putting the wool to good use! The wool has been used by food banks to tie parcels together and by individuals who have created beautiful pieces including this ‘Hope ‘rainbow banner thanking our amazing NHS

Stitching in Lockdown

24 April

Stitching attracts people from all walks of life and celebrities are no exception! The American actress and musician Parker Posey recently gave an interview to ‘the Strategist’ and revealed that she is currently making use of her time in lockdown to work on her stitching. Parker has grown up stitching and during her childhood Parker […]


13 March

With just eight days left until Mother’s Day, if you are looking for the perfect present for your mum, we have the answer! Our seven beautiful tapestry kits which have been designed by four prominent British Designers for all levels of stitchers using world-renowned pure British Appletons wool are available to buy now! The kits […]

Appletons Wool used for charitable causes

31 January

The Materialistics are a group of needlework enthusiasts who came together in 2010. The group made excellent use of wool donated by Appletons that we were unable to use to make pouches, wooly hats and mittens for charitable causes. The pouches were made in response to an appeal on Facebook from the Australian Animal Rescue […]

Brenda Sortwell – The Needlewoman

19 December

Brenda Sortwell is a textile designer and teacher of embroidery who works primarily with Appletons wool and sells embroidery kits through Etsy. Brenda was approached by Inspirations Magazine this autumn with a request to showcase some of her designs in their magazine. The first design that will be seen in the magazine in the autumn […]