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#hoopyourself challenge uniting embroiderers

Instagram user Carissa Caples of @setfreecreative had a simple idea: “Take a picture of your face framed by a hoop (the smaller the better!) and tag some of your favorite embroidery artists to keep it going… I’m hoping this can strengthen the feeling of community among embroidery artists and add some laughter to this stressful […]

The Book of Boro

Boro is the ultimate slow stitching technique. The word boro comes from the Japanese boroboro meaning something tattered or repaired. It refers to textiles that have been mended or patched together for utilitarian, not decorative, purposes to make the fabric stronger, warmer and to mend torn and threadbare areas. This collection explores how boro is being […]

Inspiration from our authors

For some extra inspiration during these times, why not follow our fantastic authors on social media? Here’s a list of some of our inspirational authors who have published with us in recent years. Many of these designers are offering project ideas and downloads during these times. In the list below, the author name links to […]

16 Cornerstone Books for all Crafts

Many people are turning to arts and crafts to keep themselves occupied during a period of time at home. We’ve put together this list of essential books for a range of crafts. Each book provides you with everything you need to start a new craft or return to a neglected hobby. Our books are available from […]

What is RSN Online Courses?

RSN Online Courses, or Royal School of Needlework Online Courses, is a partnership between David and Charles and the Royal School of Needlework to deliver distance learning courses online. From the website rsnonlinecourses.com, you can enrol in hand embroidery tuition provided by qualified Royal School of Needlework tutors. Courses are taken in your own home […]

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Modern Crochet Bible

The Modern Crochet Bible is the definitive guide to all the crochet techniques and stitches necessary to create stunning contemporary crochet projects. Learn how to stitch stunning contemporary crochet projects using traditional techniques with a twist such as filet crochet or brand new techniques such as corner to corner crochet. All the key crochet techniques […]

50 Fat Quarter Toys

A celebration of handmade toys, featuring fabulous stuffed animals, handmade baby gifts and more – all made using fat quarter cuts of fabric – the most popular way that sewers buy fabric. Continuing the series from 50 Fat Quarter Makes, this fun collection features beautiful styled photography, step-by-step diagrams and templates for over 50 handmade toys, with patterns […]

Nautical Quilts

A brand new collection of beautiful quilted and stitched projects by internationally-renowned designer, Lynette Anderson. Lynette brings her distinctive style of patchwork mixed with exquisite hand embroidery and applique to the theme of nautical quilts–a subject that was inspired by her own family history and her grandfather’s career in the navy. This collection of projects […]