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Are you interested in getting better embroidery? Do you sometimes suspect it doesn't matter what you do with a particular design you won't get good results? Well, you may be right! Maybe you've tried different hooping techniques, different stabilizers, even different threads and needles. You've t...


 

“Press as you sew” is what we all heard when we were learning to sew and it really hasn’t changed a great deal. You can’t get away from giving a project a light press during its construction and by doing so it will look better by its completion. This technique is referred to as “under pressing” and ...


 

'Do you offer basic sewing classes?' You'd be surprised how often I’m asked this question! Usually, it comes from a young person wanting unique, bohemian homewares or an older mum looking for a creative outlet. What unites them both is a desire to learn and the excitement of what lies ahead. P...


 

Do you think building a stash of free designs downloaded from the Internet is the best way to build your embroidery library? While you can find some well-digitized designs that are free for downloading, the likelihood of building a large library of good designs just this way is extremely small. Here...