Great Horned Owl PDF Pattern

Hello everyone

The Great Horned Owl is available in the Digital store as a PDF pattern.  You can also find the iron on transfer pattern for the Owl in the Digital store and in the Embroidery store.

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The Owl pattern kit should be available in the Embroidery store by the end of the week, I will keep you posted.

Have a wonderful week.



Great Horned Owl

Hello everyone

Hope you have had a good week and looking forward to the weekend?

For those of you who have been waiting in anticipation the Great Horned Owl is complete.  I am working on the instructions and hope that the pattern will be in the shop by end of next week.

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I have labelled the skill level for this project as Advanced Plus.   It is a challenging piece and you will require experience in Needle painting and the ability to use the photo for placement of colours.  Having said that it will be a piece to be very proud of once completed:)

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For those of you who prefer something a little less challenging we have some lovely new Hoop Art embroideries in the pipeline,  reproduced from illustrations by artist Clare Owen UK.   I look forward to sharing this and more with you in the next few weeks, in the meantime if you want to see stitching progress shots join me on Instagram.

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The Digital shop has had a makeover.  You should find it easier than ever to navigate, around the store, there are some new patterns and the videos have been updated and put into a gallery for easy viewing.  Iron on transfers for all the PDF patterns are available in the embroidery shop so no need to trace your own outline.  PDF patterns can be  instantly downloaded from the store, no waiting for it to be shipped – this little video shows you how.

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



New Transfer Patterns

Hello everyone

Hope your week is going well?

There are 3 new single pack iron on transfer patterns available in the shop for Audrey Hepburn,  Malachite Kingfisher & Redoute Morning Glories.

iron onsAll the available iron on transfers complement the patterns available in the Digital Store.  No wait, no waste!  The PDF patterns are available for instant download – purchase some cotton fabric and transfer patterns and you are good to go whenever the mood takes you to start a new project!

I have completed the stitching on the Great Horned Owl and will share it with you very soon so watch this spot.  Till next time, wherever you are in the world, keep smiling and happy stitching.




Amendment in Audrey

There are some errors on page 7 of the Audrey Pattern.  An addendum has been added to each kit and for those who have already purchased her, please find the amended page below and accept my apologies for any inconvenience.



6.  Lips
349 3865
Fill the lips with padded satin stitch in 349. Fill the background
with 646. Fill the teeth with 3865.

7.  Nails
Fill the nails with satin stitch in 349

8.  Ear
3865, 3799, 414
Outline the ear as for the face outline with 3865 & 3799.
Work the shading in adjacent rows of split stitch in 414

9.  Earring.
310, 317, 3770, 3799
Fill the earring centre with laid stitch. Add a base of satin stitch
in 310. On top of this add horizontal straight stitches in 317.
Secure each stitch with 317. Add french knots in 3770.  Fill the outer band with padded satin stitch in 3770. Add lines  in 3799.  Outline all in split stitch 3799.

Work the dangles in whipped split stitch in 3770 – add a few french knots at the base of each in 3770.

10. Neck
762 415 318 414
Fill the shadow on the neck in long & short stitch

11. Dress
3787, 3021, 3371, 310
Fill both sides of the dress with long & short stitch shading
from light to dark towards the neck. I used two
strands of thread for this area to fill it quickly.


Audrey Is Here

Hello everyone

I am delighted to let you know that Audrey Hepburn is now available for sale as a pattern kit in the Embroidery Shop and a PDF in the Digital Store.   These can be found under the new section Hoop Art.


This is the first in a brand new collection of HOOP ART EMBROIDERY – Fresh, contemporary designs that can be framed in the hoop, offering a cost effective alternative to framing.  The hoops can be arranged collectively in a group or individually to decorate a wall or any space in your home or office.  You can find hundreds of ideas here on Pinterest.

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Audrey Hepburn is available as a pattern kit which includes instructions, the embroidery essentials booklet, printed fabric, needles and a DMC stranded cotton thread list.

Hoop art instruction booklet

A good quality beech hoop made by Elbesee, UK is available as an optional extra for framing.  Instructions for staining/painting your hoop and framing are included.

kit & hoop

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I am pleased to let you know that this is the first kit to be packaged in our new eco-friendly packaging which can be re-used or recycled.  Thank you for the enthusiastic response to the new sustainable packaging it is good to know that you are on board!  Over the next few weeks we will be discussing how our embroidery and the use of Fair Trade, natural materials can make a difference to our environment, and I would love to hear your ideas on the subject.


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