Hello everyone

Hope your week is going well.  For several months I have been working with the idea of providing tutorials on my website – am still tinkering with the idea of uploading some videos as I know these are really helpful but have not found the best method of filming myself yet – work in progress!

If you remember my amusing little incident some years ago with the trials and errors of self video you can read about it here.  It seems that although I seem to be making progress in some areas of my work others are harder to perfect!

These tutorials are aimed at providing basic information on the stitches, materials and preparation if you would like detailed information then it is recommended that you refer to either my DVD or any of my books.  Of course each book is a reflection of my work at that period, what I have learnt and what I feel works best and this has evolved over the years so you may find that my current  methods differ slightly to those outlined in previous publications.  Having had no formal training I am not regulated by rules of any kind and hope that my method of long & short stitch allows for a certain amount of freedom which helps people to overcome their fears of the technique.

The first set of tutorials on Needle Painting Embroidery are now live and can be viewed on my website here. and I hope you will find them helpful.


For those of you who have never tried Needle Painting before – these tutorials are an ideal way to get familiar with the technique.  If you didn’t know there are several free projects to try out on my website here.


The new Jane Austen kit launched last week proved very popular and was sold out within a few days but is now back in stock and available in the Etsy Store here.  If you have a moment I would love to know what it is about this design that appeals – is it the colours, the design or something else?

Jane Austen
Jane Austen

Meantime, wherever you are in the world, remember “Embroidery forever, housework whenever!”  Keep smiling and happy stitching!  Trish

17 thoughts on “Tutorials”

  1. Trish, the Jane Austen design is lovely in its flow and balance. While the design harkens back to a history of embroidery, its clean lines, simplicity of design, choice of coloring, and limitation of color give it a modernity that attracts today’s eye.

    1. What a lovely description Lyrique – just what I hoped to achieve, flow, balance and a contemporary twist on traditional designs. THanks so much for your comment very helpful. Trish

  2. Hi Trish, I have ordered the Jane Austin kit, I love the colours and the flow in the shape of the design . I have finished your Katerina and just adored doing her; everything else got put aside as I could not put her down. She is in at the framers at the moment but when I get her back I will post a photo of her to you.

  3. Hi Trish – Your new Jane Austen design is stunning in its elegance and the way it flows — both in the design and the stitching – regarless of the colour it will always be elegant and a little “old worldie” – and I just love it. The different stitches add interest.

    As with everything you produce – it’s a winner. I don’t always email and let you know – but I love your new book as well.

    With kind regards – and lots more stitching.!

    Beth Hall

  4. Reblogged this on Serenity Now and commented:
    Trish Burr, embroiderer extraordinaire, teacher and author of several beautiful books on needle painting, has posted some short video tutorials on her website. Most of them are for flower designs but one includes a pretty bird. If you like embroidery, take a look!

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