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