Jenny Wren is underway

My next stitching adventure is now underway as I have started stitching Jenny Adin-Christies gorgeous stumpwork Wren. This cute little bird is actually a very practical needlework  Etui, with its beak cleverly hiding a thread cutter, the wings covering needle pages, storage space for a thimble on its back, and in the Mossy Hillock that… Continue reading Jenny Wren is underway

Whitework progress

I am continuing with the Embroiderers Workbasket piece as I am determined to get it finished. The padding of the buttonhole stitch around the outer edge did take a significant amount of time. Still, happy with the way this piece is coming together.  


I have finally finished the blackwork “Hussif” piece that has been keeping me busy recently. I had wanted to enter it into the local Exhibition so I have been stitching away steadily on it. Making it up into a lovely little needlework roll has really been a challenge.

‘White Hart’ crewelwork

I have posted a photo of the Jacobean crewelwork piece I have been working on recently on my Embroidery  page. This challenging piece was designed by Jen Goodwin and offered as a distance class. I learnt a lot while working this piece and it has really encouraged me to explore Crewelwork stitches more.

A great finish

28th April, 2017.   Have you ever hooked, or been presented with a special rug hooked piece and wondered what you were going to do with it? Sally from Brisbane had occasionally visited Judi Tompkins “Shed Days” in Landsborough on the Sunshine Coast. These were special occasions at Judi’s home, as the Sunshine Coast Rugcrafters… Continue reading A great finish

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I have found a way to easily stretch my rug backing – and it doesn’t hurt!

I thought you might be interested in a product that I have found really useful for gripping and stretching my Rug Backing onto my frame. It doesn’t hurt my hands like Carpet Tack, and it isn’t as expensive as Gripper brush strips. I make my own frames out of pine timber. The pictured frame is… Continue reading I have found a way to easily stretch my rug backing – and it doesn’t hurt!