Designer Profile: Nicole Vos van Avezathe

Designer Profile: Nicole Vos van Avezathe

Getting to know … NICOLE VOS VAN AVEZATHE Being European, do you love cosy days inside in winter or do you dream of swaying palm trees and golden beaches in the tropics? I’m definitely more a fall/winter person. The idea of snuggling under a quilt with a book is more appealing to me than lying […]

6 Steps To Embroidery Watchmaking Project

6 Steps To Embroidery Watchmaking Project

Here’s a timeless example of embroidery meets watchmaking. Frenchwoman Sylvie Deschamps is an acclaimed embroiderer who has collaborated with luxury jewellery brand Piaget with ultra-creative results. Reinterpreting the Yves Piaget rose motif on the dial of the Piaget Altiplano watch, she used needle and thread and the micro-pointillism technique to create the effect she was […]


Designer Profile On Michelle Holmes and her Betty Embroidery Series

Let it be said that all of Michelle Holmes creative work is inspiring and unique, as is her stables studio.By Susan Hurley But in the interest of conserving text space here, we’re going to concentrate on Michelle Holmes charming Betty series of embroideries, which completely win your heart. They’re the fusion of yesterday’s storybooks and […]

Carolyn Sullivan Tells Us About Her Quilt Inspiration

Carolyn Sullivan Tells Us About the Inspiration behind her Quilts

Carolyn Sullivan is the author of many books documenting embroidery and textile designs from all over the world. Carolyn Sullivan’s embroidered and quilted works are inspired by these textiles. In this blog post she tells us more about her inspiration. By Carolyn Sullivan. I have always loved cultural textiles and a lot of my work has been based on […]

6 Questions With Award Winning Quilt Designer

Six Questions With Award Winning Eden Quilt Designer Rebecca Stewart-Bartell

We catch up with designer Rebecca Stewart-Bartell and discuss her award winning Eden Quilt design. How did you come up with the idea for the Eden Quilt? The theme of this year’s West Australian Quilters Association annual competition QuiltWest was “I Remember When” and to me that meant childhood memories. Most of my childhood memories […]


How To: Sew Your Own Embroidery Mounting

Framing round stitcheries can be tricky and expensive. Why not create your own embroidery mounting using pretty fabric and size it to go into a purchased frame? Jennifer Reynolds shows you how in this blog post with her 8 step embroidery mounting photo tutorial! Circular Embroidery Mounting Step 1 If you’re framing an existing stitchery, select […]

Make This Table Runner With 6 Hankies

How To: Make This Table Runner Pattern With Six Hankies

Natasha Curtin picked up a selection of starched, lace-trimmed handkerchiefs from her local markets. She didn’t have a clue what she would do with them. Nonetheless, creative ideas started to form, and Natasha designed this table runner pattern. Table Runner Pattern What You Need 6 lace hankies 1.5 metres of main fabric (includes backing and binding […]