An Introduction to Free Motion Embroidery with Jo Hill Textiles

Today we’re chatting to Jo Hill, of Jo Hill Textiles to learn about free motion embroidery and how to get started. Jo is a textile artist and designer based in the Staffordshire countryside, making luxury textile wall hangings, cushions, lampshades and chairs inspired by British wildlife. Using a lovely selection of sumptuous fabrics together with … Continue reading An Introduction to Free Motion Embroidery with Jo Hill Textiles

Essential Makes for New Baby Presents

Everywhere I look, people seem to be pregnant or popping out babies left, right and centre. The stork must be working overtime! Making a New Baby present is a lovely way to welcome any little bundle of joy into the world, and you can be sure your gift will be completely unique. Here's a few ideas of … Continue reading Essential Makes for New Baby Presents

Mr & Mrs Bunting Tutorial

I love it when people show me things in Pinterest and ask me to recreate them. Those of you who are regular readers will have seen my Drunk Barbie Cake last summer. My friend asked me to make some bunting for her wedding and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to make something else. She'd … Continue reading Mr & Mrs Bunting Tutorial

Everything You Need To Know When You’re Learning To Sew

It's great to see so many people become inspired by programmes like The Great British Sewing Bee and the lovely sewing community on Instagram and Facebook. More people than ever are dusting off (or investing in) their sewing machine and buying beautiful fabrics to begin their journey on the quest to build their me-made wardrobes. … Continue reading Everything You Need To Know When You’re Learning To Sew

Visiting Guthrie & Ghani 

Take one incredibly talented sewist, put her in the first series of what would become cult viewing on the BBC, The Great British Sewing Bee, and the rest is history. Now Lauren Guthrie has a beautiful shop in Birmingham, selling lots of gorgeous fabrics and offering workshops for other sewists to perfect their skills; not … Continue reading Visiting Guthrie & Ghani 

Visiting Adam Ross Fabrics

It's hard to believe I wasn't aware of Adam Ross Fabrics until August last year; it wasn't until the goodie bag sponsors for The Sewing Weekender were announced that I got to hear about them. Nestled in Birmingham, their sprawling warehouse is host to the most amazing fabric selection. I was invited for a little … Continue reading Visiting Adam Ross Fabrics