What a month. There I was, merrily stitching the passing of time, celebrating my mother’s birthday and generally looking forward to all the colours of autumn. Then the Queen died, plunging the country into ten days of national mourning. I wouldn’t describe myself as a staunch royalist, but I felt it was important to mark … Continue reading “September”

Blue buds

Still having lots of creative fun with paint and paper in the Heart of Soil class – it’s a lovely course and for an excellent cause – there is still time to sign up, which you can do here. Accidental discovery of the day is that you can very easily make your own stencils from … Continue reading “Blue buds”

He(art) of Soil

I have given myself too many things to do: no surprises there. I have signed up for three online courses, all running at the same time, while continuing to work three days a week at the desk job. I did know what I was doing, and all of it seemed like a really good idea … Continue reading “He(art) of Soil”

On storing thread

A few people have asked about how I store my embroidery threads, so I thought a brief tour of my collection might be helpful. I use a wide variety of threads, from very chunky cotton yarns (mostly for couching) to very fine silks, and pretty much everything in between. I will write a post some … Continue reading “On storing thread”


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