Craft book review: Folk Art Needlecraft

Folk Art Needlecraft

If we had a magic carpet, we’d travel from 14th-century France to Uzbekistan via India, Sweden and Spain, picking up stitching ideas as we went. Luckily, Clare Youngs’ Folk Art Needlecraft does just that without the need for anything fancier than a needle and thread. Read on for the the full review of Folk Art… Continue reading

Embroidery patterns: firework hoop art

Fireworks embroidery pattern design

Forget firecrackers, whip up your own fireworks display with our free embroidery design by Mollie Johanson

DIY necklace: How to make a necklace with embroidery threads

DIY necklace | How to make a nylon thread necklace. | Mollie Makes

Get ready to never look at embroidery threads in the same way again. Follow our step-by-step tutorial to make a statement DIY necklace

Duplicate stitch: How to embroider patterns on knitwear

Swiss darning - Duplicate stitch heart elbow patches by One Sheepish Girl

Learn how to duplicate stitch with Jessica Joy’s video tutorial and spruce up last year’s snug-as-a-bug knitwear There’s a nip in the air which means it’s time for our yearly ritual of digging out forgotten cardies and fingerless gloves. But fear not, lovelies, we’re here to turn your thoughts to duplicate stitches (or Swiss darning). Will… Continue reading

NEW Hoop-La! issue 2 out now

Hoop-La! 2 magazine

Take a fresh look at embroidery with issue 2 of Hoop-La!, back by popular demand Woohoo, Hoop-La! 2 is here including projects from the best and brightest new designers from around the world who bring you 47 fresh designs. Take a peek inside the new issue of Hoop-La! magazine From sweet woodland scenes to fashion… Continue reading

Dolce & Gabbana Autumn/Winter 2014-15

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A peek at Dolce & Gabbana autumn/winter collection inspired by fairytales and woodland whimsy

Inspirational embroidered photographs and basic stitch techniques

Embroidered Photography by Mana Morimoto

We love a good mash up of arts and crafts! So we’re taking a closer look at the movers and shakers of embroidered photography, plus we share asuper-useful embroidery stitches guide to get you started

Video: 5 embroidery stitches in one video

Basic embroidery stitches tutorial

Got 5 minutes? Grab your needle, floss and hoopla ready – today we’re learning basic embroidery stitches with Jenny Hart of Sublime Stitching

How to make embroidered notebooks

embroidered notebook

Use embroidery to add colour and personality to a plain, old notebook. Make a whole set of embroidered notebooks for all of your organisational needs!

Mollie Makes meets: Alyssa Thomas

Alyssa-Thomas - MollieMakes.com

Alyssa Thomas is a graphic designer and illustrator who sells embroidery patterns and fabric for a living. She also knits, crochets and makes short films for fun