Category Archives: Embroidery

Stitch Journal - January 2023

Stitch Journal – January 2023

At some point, early on in 2022, I saw (on Instagram, I think) a stitch journal. It looked really interesting, and I knew straight away that I wanted to try and make my own. It was a bit too far through the year to start, so I put it on the back burner until the end of the year.

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Royal School of Needlework - Crown to Catwalk

Crown to Catwalk

One of the things that I used to enjoy most about visiting the Knitting and Stitching Shows was seeing the work on display in the textile galleries. Even in pre-Covid times, the shows got too busy for me so I stopped going, preferring to look out for smaller exhibitions instead. When I saw that the Royal School of Needlework was holding a 150th-anniversary show at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London, I knew that it would be something I would enjoy.

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Ribbon embroidery kit finished close up

UFO number four completed

My fourth UFO for 2021. As with so many of my kits, I bought this at one of the Knitting and Stitching shows. I get a little over-enthusiastic at these shows, wanting to buy lots of new things to try. I like kits because they’re a gateway into trying a new craft without having to invest too much in case you don’t like it.

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