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Join me and read, or listen, to my story about me and my love of needlework. Find out how I ended up doing something I love and earning money too
Ideas on how to wash and frame needlework along with many more needlework finishing techniques including hemstitching
Learn how to embroider feather stitch, with diagrams and video
Learn 2 types of Fishbone stitch to add to your range of basic embroidery stitches
Sewing jobs - how to make your hobby pay for itself
The first part of my free white work sampler stitch-a-long
Coral knot stitch for lines and filled areas of an embroidery
A cute needle felted bunny tutorial for beginners to the craft
Needle felt - a needlecraft where you don't have to thread a single needle
This needle felting tutorial explains how to create the basic 3D shapes
Wildlife cross stitch patterns to download. Choose from a family of badgers, red foxes, fallow deer or a heron
Old Smokey and Magic Moments are fantastic dragon cross stitch patterns. Let your imagination run riot while you stitch these counted cross stitch dragons
A set of 4 Celtic cross stitch patterns to download, featuring the 4 elements - fire, earth, water and air
What better way to celebrate a new addition to the family than by choosing from the baby cross stitch patterns available. This band sampler can be adapted into a new baby card as well.
Traditional and modern hardanger patterns that you can download straight to your computer.
How to stitch reversible blackwork embroidery patterns stitch by stitch.
Choose from these downloadable cross stitch patterns by Carol Leather and get stitching right away
Start your hardanger needlework course here. Learn hardanger over a series of step by step lessons using my free patterns
Part 2 of the free beginner guide to hardanger embroidery. Learn fancy kloster blocks, wrapped bars and doves eyes.
The X-Calibre range of blackwork kits includes this stunning knight and his lady, both stitched in traditional black and gold. Available to download.
Blackwork and cross stitch lacemaker designs by Carol Leather, to download straight away
Learn the difference between a Colonial Knot and a French Knot stitch in embroidery
Simple embroidery stitches for small flowers - ideas and videos showing how to stitch them
This stem stitch tutorial covers the basic stitch, raised stem and portuguese knotted stem. Videos explain how to work the stitches.
What basic hand embroidery supplies do you need? I recommend the following - embroidery scissors, embroidery hoops, frames, stands, lights and magnifiers
Ideas for organizing embroidery floss to prevent your needlework box getting in a tangled mess. Lots of ideas and solutions for embroidery floss storage
Needle woven picots make wonderful leaves for your embroidered flowers or fruits
Whitework embroidery encompasses many different techniques, including reticella, richelieu, cutwork, broderie anglaise, schwalm, hedebo, needlelace and hardanger
Learn how to do whitework embroidery stitches with Carol Leather. Here we cover cobbler stitch used in pulled thread embroidery (also known as drawn fabric)
Are you stitching along with my white work embroidery sampler? Come on, join in, and learn new needlework techniques with us. Its free!
Cross stitch on waste canvas can open up all sorts of ideas and projects such as stitching on your clothes. Learn how its done.
Tips and techniques for washing cross stitch, blackwork and hardanger needlework projects before framing
Wallington Northumberland offers a feast for the eyes of any avid needleworker. Come for a virtual tour with me.
Photos of vintage embroidery projects, kindly sent in by Averi of her mother's work.
In our penultimate band on the whitework sampler we are using three sided stitch and ringed back stitch
Follow along with this thread painting tutorial, and learn how to use long and short stitch to shade an embroidered flower
Your guide to the various types of tent stitch including half cross, continental and basketweave needlepoint stitch. Diagrams for how to work each variation
What better way of passing on your passion than by teaching needlework to children. Read my story of teaching kids to stitch at primary school
This cute little bunny in a basket will help you learn the basics of stumpwork embroidery. Step by step instructions and photographs
The best way to stitch a French knot without getting in a tangle. Clear instructions and video will show you how.
Tips for stain removal from your needlework including how to remove ink from fabric, how to remove rust from fabric
Learn how to use Split stitch in multiple ways in your embroidery projects
Learn Scotch stitch, a simple square needlepoint stitch along with many other needlework stitches on the site
Satin stitch tutorial showing a padded initial being embroidered
Try Rice Stitch - one of the simple needlepoint stitches that you can use to give many different effects
Learn how to stitch rhodes stitch and its variations. Photos and diagrams show how its done and what it looks like in various threads
A guide to reversible cross stitch. One of a number of cross stitch methods which gives your cross stitch a neat back
The history of Redwork Embroidery and the techniques involved in this easy form of needlework
Rayon embroidery thread can add shine to your work. Some tips for using rayon fibres in your stitching