Sunday, May 25, 2014


I first came across a biscornu (seemingly a French word meaning skewed or quirky) in a Stitch magazine. I liked the shape but couldn't find the thread that it was decorated in. However, after making some fabrics earlier in the year - knitting, needle-felting and then free machine stitching - I decided that they would make up nicely into biscornus.

I'm very pleased with the result:

Sunday, May 18, 2014


I like the crisp, sophisticated look of blackwork embroidery, especially when done with white thread on a darker background. These cards proved very popular at a recent fund-raising craft stall.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Kanzashi flower brooches

I have been planning to make some Kanzashi flowers for a while and recently managed to round up my Clover templates, silk fabric and buttons. I had great fun making these little gems - they are very quick and easy to make. (I tried to group the photos - it works in the draft but disappears when I look at it Safari.)