Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Stitcherydoers in Portishead : November update ...


A creative group of "Stitcherydoers" is now meeting regularly in the Royal (Pier Steps) in Portishead @11am on each Monday. Overlooking the harbour, this venue is an ideal meeting place for us to meet & creatively discuss new textile creations.
New comers are especially welcome to join us.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Stitcherydoers meeting again in Portishead ...

The newly created group "Stitcherydoers" is meeting again at Gosh Cafe in Portishead @10.30am Thursday 13 August. In the harbour (not literally!!) & opposite Waitrose, this cafe is ideal for us to meet & chat creatively ... new comers are especially welcome.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Stitcherydoers in Portishead ...

A NEW stitchery group is just starting to " create itself " in Portishead - this week we are meeting at Gosh Cafe on Thursday 23 July @ 10.30am. We soon hope to have a regular stitchery session in Hobbycraft at Cribbs Causeway but for the time being meet & chat about common craft interests. This Thursday I'll be doing a brief demo on making Temari balls (see below). If you're interested, please pop along to our venue & get "Stitcherydoing".


Here's a few more ... just made from some soft balls & odd threads ...



Thursday, February 13, 2014

Apologies to students ...


I've just noticed the slide show was showing other Stitchery Doers work & not those who have been in my classes. Although very nice to see other people's work, this blog is purely for my students. (Hopefully it was just one of those computer blips that occasionally happen!)

On another note, you'll all love to visit the above place - a museum to take you back in time over the past 60 or so years (the image above is part of the Haberdashery section). It's just outside Bristol & called Oakham Treasures (click to see more) - if you're in the area, give me a call & we can arrange a meet up there.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Add any stitch memories here ...

Do you have any stitching memories you'd like to add here:

Monday, February 18, 2013

Do you use any of these STITCHES ?



... If you do, then please let me know what you use them for
&/or what alternative/other name you know them as ...

Just add your comments by clicking on the particular stitch above

Alternatively you can just have a look at some of my samples here:
Samples from my collection

Straight stitch

A stitch that resembles a 'line' when completed.

When worked with a needle & thread, often used for seaming, preparing further stitching, creating gathers, adding thickness, attachment, darning

Used in hand sewing, embroidery, tapestry, weaving, quilting

Also known as:
Running stitch
Gathering stitch
Seaming
Tacking
Pad stitch
Darning
Prick/pin stitch
Tramming

Cross stitch


A double worked stitch that resembles the letter 'X' when completed.

When worked with a needle & thread, often used for making letters, words, numbers.

Used in hand & machine sewing, embroidery, tapestry

Also known as: Holbein, Petit Point, Gobelin


Herringbone Stitch


A linked stitch that resembles a series of 'fishbones' when completed.

When worked with a needle & thread, often used for hems, darning, patchwork, edge finishes, quilting.

Used in hand sewing, embroidery, rug making, milinery

Buttonhole stitch


A looped stitch that resembles the letter  'L' when completed.

When worked with a needle & thread, often used for finishing/neatening.

Used in hand sewing, embroidery, applique, soft furnishing (curtain making), cutwork, lace making, macrame, tatting


Also known as : Blanket stitch