Frixion Pens follow up

Hello everyone just to follow up on yesterday’s post where we discussed Pilot Frixion erasable pens.  Jenny from Chester in UK mentioned that although heat removed the lines if it was put into the deep freeze the lines re-appeared!  I followed up on this and did some research – it seems that the quilting community […]


Magic Pens & Whitework

Blue tit and apple blossom

Hello world Hope you are well and happy and getting in some stitching time.  Firstly my apologies I inadvertently said we were experiencing Spring last week when in fact it is Autumn………….. dear oh dear one of those blonde moments! Beating Around The Bush 2014.  This week as promised I wanted to share with you […]


Flowers For Spring

Sweet Peas From My Garden

Hello World My apologies for not having been in touch for a while I have had a lot of stitching to do for the Beating Around The Bush Convention in Australia – Sep/Oct this year.  Next week I will show you some of the workshops I will be offering but meantime you can take a […]


Thread Packs In Stock

Thread Pack

Hello everyone   Just to let you know that the thread packs for the Complete Lesson In Needle Painting Embroidery Kit are in stock here. As you know I dont normally include thread with my kits due to the difficulty of sourcing all the colours  but have made an exception for this lesson kit, so […]


New Needle Painting Lessons

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Hello world! Hope your week is going well.  This week I am pleased to announce the arrival of the first Complete Needle Painting Lesson, now available for sale in the Etsy shop. As promised last year I would be replacing the online classes with a comprehensive lesson that can be done in your own time, […]


Colour Printing On Fabric

Di Van Niekirk fabric panel

Hello everyone Hope your week is going well.  One of my readers, Gail Jones asked if I could talk more on the fact that some people do needle painting over a photo on photo fabric.  Printing colour pictures onto fabric is something that I have attempted numerous times in the past without success – however […]


Give Away Winners

Hello everyone Hope you all had a great weekend.  We had a heat wave here in Cape town so am wilting!  The winners of the woven cotton fusible interfacing are: Avis Withers LaRaine Winmill Congratulations, I have tucked a packet of needles into the packet, please email me at with your postal address. I […]


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