Simple Stitchery coming soon

by Helen on March 30, 2013

For a long time now I’ve been wanting to put together a guide for new and returning stitchers.  I receive quite a few emails with questions about various techniques and I’ve noticed the same subjects seem to recur quite frequently.  I was very lucky to be taught to embroider by my Mum and Grandma, but not everybody is as fortunate.  So I’ve been working hard behind the scenes, and my new  book will be available within the next week or so …. 

Simple Stitchery

It has sections on choosing your fabric and thread, tools, transferring your design and caring for your finished work, as well as a stitch directory to help the beginner with 16 of the most commonly used stitches. My friend Jacqui (of Flapdoodle Designs) has contributed some lovely little pictures for the stitch directory … here’s a quick peek at one of her illustrations – can you guess which stitch this is?

Blanket stitch

(I think Lionel might have been the model!)


“Simple Stitchery” will be published during the early part of April – and the best bit is that it will be completely free to download.  I think it’s so much fun to share – and I do hope at least some readers might find it useful.  It will also be available as a “proper” printed book on Amazon – but that version won’t be free I’m afraid.  I’ll be sure to let you know when it’s ready and where you can find it.

Have a lovely Easter weekend – and don’t eat too much chocolate!  Rosie and Dan are visiting over Easter and I’m REALLY hoping she brings some of her amazing Creme Egg brownies with her!

Oh .. and Lionel is of course illustrating Blanket Stitch

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Julie March 30, 2013 at 11:00 am

Ooooh! looking forward to that one. I have a collection of those little embroidery stitch instruction books
Have a good Easter
Julie xxxxxx

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Valerie March 30, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Oh how wonderful! Thank you! I look forwarding to purchasing your published book on amazon! Have a blessed Easter with your family!

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Linda B March 30, 2013 at 4:17 pm

How lovely! Will be looking forward to your primer!
Hope you have a Wonderful Easter!
X Linda

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Shawn March 30, 2013 at 9:01 pm

Hi Helen, thanks so much, I am sure that will come in quite handy for me.
Have a very Happy Easter to you and your family!!

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Kim Leavens March 30, 2013 at 9:10 pm

Looking forward to the guide, I have no problem doing the stitches but I can never remember the names so I’m forever looking them up. Thank you for this. Have a Happy Easter with your family.
xx Kim

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Amanda March 31, 2013 at 7:22 am

How generous of you – again. I’m looking forward to seeing the book; I have several books on embroidery, but there are bound to be some things I can learn from you.

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Jan G. March 31, 2013 at 4:50 pm

This is wonderful Helen Thank You Sew Much for all you do!

Have a Happy Easter with all of your family, the furry ones and the not furry ones!!

Hugs,
Jan

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Jenny of Elefantz April 1, 2013 at 8:18 am

Looks wonderful, Helen – and love the blanket stitch hint. :-)

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