New Year, New Hobby – Expect the Unexpected at the Royal School of Needlework!

The Royal School of Needlework (RSN) launches campaign to cast aside the misconception that embroidery is only done by women and to encourage more men to take up this traditional skill and art as a new hobby in 2017. From 18 year old male and female students studying the RSN’s BA…

Needle Exchange: Sashiko Stitching

Hello Everybody! Today we’ll be looking at Sashiko. “Sashiko” means “little stabs”, the verb “sasu” means “to pierce”. This type of needlework is used in traditional Japanese quilting, and utilizes a long running stitch to form the geometric patterns. It seems the earliest use of this method was to reinforce…

The Funk Files: Embroidery Frontiers – Meet Tatiana Kononova

  Name: Tatiana Kononova Location: Moscow, Russia Website: Mrs. Chaplin’s Shop Past What was your first exposure to embroidery, and what did you think of it? I think I was about 7 years old when my mother bought me a small embroidery kit – that was a red plastic hoop…