Category Archives: embroidery

Hands On – Cheese Before Bedtime

Amy Jones is a needle-woman with great talent and a great sense of humour. These qualities have combined to produce some wonderful hoop-art that she has exhibited in Auckland Museum and sells online successfully. Her workspace is a simple, immaculate … Continue reading

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From Scratch

I think the reason I like making things from scratch, as they say, is not because I think it makes something better or worthier or more ‘valuable’, but simply because it is satisfying and it makes me feel clever. I … Continue reading

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Unexpected Mini-Sadness

It’s nothing major, but this week I logged on to read a blog that I love but haven’t checked in on for a while. The writer is a lovely woman who I know personally and very much admire. She doesn’t … Continue reading

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Procrastination

I am glad I didn’t do it last week! I had five days to complete two custom orders and create a new line of stock for the TSG markets, and had I not forced myself to be organized I would … Continue reading

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Fairy Magic

I just filled an order of eighteen embroidered fairy wands for The Fairy Shop in Ponsonby. These were a lot of fun to make although they did take a long time, I felt like a one-woman factory line for a … Continue reading

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Swearing and Sewing

Just after hitting ‘publish’ on the previous post I realised that I had forgotten about another friend’s birthday which was the following day. Thank goodness for the speed of embroidery (in comparison to my snail’s pace knitting). I was able … Continue reading

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Bullion Knots

I am still on a brooch-making kick. I have been learning how to do a few more complicated stitches. Bullion knots are amazingly versatile and I have been having a lot of fun experimenting with different uses for them. The most … Continue reading

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