Embroidered Badger Project – Part 2

Hi! I’ve raced on with my badger and I’ve finished! He was such a joy to make, I love embroidering animals so much. It’s a bit different to my normal pieces, but I think I’m still finding my own style. I just love the ‘wise old badger’ impression he has and he just reminds me…

Embroidering t-shirts and making a business out of it

Hi! I started off making money from embroidery two years ago when I started stitching on tshirts. Some of my early works were not so great but I persevered with them and before I knew it I had sold over a hundred tshirts! You can see some of the stuff I have for sale on…

Embroidered Badger Project – Part 1

Hi! I have a bit of an obsession with the European Badger. I think it might have started from seeing them in the wild when I was on holiday in the Isle of Wight. This was about 10 years ago and since then I’ve embroidered them, I’ve drawn them, I’ve had fluffy badger toys and…

How To Embroider Roses – Woven Wheel Stitch

Hi! The woven wheel stitch is an amazing way to create roses – and it’s so easy! A bunch of these roses on long green stems can be even better than a real bunch of roses! So without further a do, here’s how to embroider a woven wheel rose… All you will need is a…

EASY Embroidery Stitches – STEM STITCH & SATIN STITCH

Hi! By far one of the two best stitches are stem and satin stitch. Stem stitch is used (as you might have guessed) for flower stems as well as a lot of other things. Satin stitch is used to fill in large blocks of colour in just about any sort of piece you can think…

EASY Embroidery stitches – BACK STITCH & RUNNING STITCH

Hi! The basic stitches are what every embroiderer uses daily, these generally include back stitch, running stitch, stem stitch and also satin stitch. In this post I will show you how to do the first two. All you will need is a needle, thread and some fabric. I’m using heavy cotton fabric, this thread and…

Embroidery Equipment for Beginners

Hi! I get a lot of questions about the equipment I use. So I thought I’d answer some for you! HOOPS! When people ask me what the one crucial thing is for beginners, I will always say HOOP! When I started embroidery, I didn’t know about embroidery hoops. I struggled on just holding the fabric…

EASY Embroidery Stitches – FRENCH KNOT

Hi! When I started off embroidering, I kinda just made it up as I went along. It was only later on that I found out that the stitches I was doing actually had a name! For most of my pieces, I use satin stitch, french knots and stem stitch (all of which will be outlined…