Shop Open

Hello everyone

I hope you have had a wonderful summer holidays and are managing to keep cool. Here in Cape Town it is winter and chilly – bet you cant imagine that right now?

The shop has re-opened and the following items are back in stock:

Cosmo Special Thread Collection

This is a limited edition, special thread collection.  It includes 27 skeins of Cosmo Lecien stranded cotton. It includes shades that are missing in the DMC range of colours and can be used in conjunction with either DMC or Anchor.

Into the woods sampler

This is the latest pattern to be added to my collection. It is available as a PDF download.

The Christmas Collection

You may like to get started on this little canvas work project in time for Christmas. It is available as a PDF download and includes 2 projects with all the instructions needed.

Linen & Cotton Fabric For Embroidery

Premium linen and cotton muslin are both in stock. These are beautiful fabrics that can be used for Needlepainting or Whitework embroidery

Premium linen from Belgium

Iron on transfers

Iron on transfer packs for all the PDF patterns in the collection. No more tracing by hand these transfers provide a quick and easy way to transfer your outline to fabric. Please note that the pattern is not included, this will have to be purchased separately from the Collection of PDF patterns.


Just a reminder that the original DVD – THE LONG & THE SHORT OF IT can now be watched on Youtube for free. The DVD was discontinued as it was shot many years ago before the inception of high resolution, but is still clear enough for you to view.

New Patterns

As requested by many of you I am working on some new Bird patterns which will be available in the next few weeks, so keep an eye out!

Till next time, wherever you are in the world, keep smiling and happy stitching.


7 thoughts on “Shop Open”

  1. Dear Trish,
    supper that you had a break , time to regether you throught and energy. Please ca you give me advise? I have some drawing that need to be put omto fabric for embroidery. what is the best way to transfer the pattern to fabric. Ive used a light pencil, washable fabric pen, find the lines to thick and even carbon paper!
    yours kindly Geoff .

  2. Your video was so helpful! Wow on the long and short stitching. It is so much prettier than just a satin stitch. I went to your website and ordered a couple bird patterns and some of your generous free patterns. THANKS so much !!!!

  3. Just to say your work is stunningly beautiful and I am delighted to learn that you use such high quality materials in your work. Very inspiring. Thank you

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