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  • Mini Ladybird by Titch Stitch!

    Mini Ladybird by Titch Stitch!
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    Welcome to another Tooled Up column where we aim to give you reviews of fun products from all over the crafty world. Today we review the Mini Ladybird kit from Titch Stitch UK. Read more

  • Spotlight: Non-UK Textile Art magazines

    Spotlight:  Non-UK Textile Art magazines

    TxP (Textiel Plus) are an organisation who work online and through a magazine which is printed in Dutch. The magazine is printed four times a year and the website is updated regularly, with a focus on current content. Daphne’s Diary is another craft based magazine we will review here. Read more

  • Sweet ‘n Sharp Macarons!

    Sweet ‘n Sharp Macarons!
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    Welcome to another Tooled Up column where we aim to give you reviews of fun products from all over the crafty world. Today we review the scrumptious Sweet ‘n Sharp Macaron from Clover. Read more

  • Valeria Faundez – Disposable Beauty

    Valeria Faundez – Disposable Beauty
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    Today I am interviewing contemporary textile artist Valeria Faundez who’s embroidery canvases are microwave food trays, domestic plastic bottles and kitchen utensils. Her still life exhibitions elevate everyday objects from mass consumerism to a sculptural platform, challenging traditional concepts of what is ‘ART’? Let us explore her beautiful collection of traditional embroidery and stitch set against a backdrop of disposable product. Read more

  • Stitch Dome!

    Stitch Dome!
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    Welcome to another Tooled Up column where we aim to give you reviews of fun products from all over the crafty world. Today we review the Stitch Dome from Clover. Read more

  • Needle Felt Jewelry and Accessories

    Needle Felt Jewelry and Accessories

    Zoe Williams reviews wearable felt art items and the people who make them. Often animal and nature inspired, such as a hand felted hedgehog, what is not to love? Readers are encouraged to visit the artists websites and also create their own needle-felt or hand felted pieces of wearable felt. Read more

  • Peace, Love & Embroidery

    Peace, Love & Embroidery
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    Retro, quirky and colourful, this collection of designs totally hits the fashion trend embroidery market. With 250 motifs, there is plenty to discover and choose from. Within this book, you will fine cakes, dogs…even the odd mushroom! Choose your theme and look it up! Read more

  • Sarah Mandell – Cute Cactus Felt

    Sarah Mandell – Cute Cactus Felt

    I give you the wonderful work of Sarah Mandell, aka Once Again Sam. Sarah is a multi-talented artist and needle felting is only one of her many talents. The arrangements not only tiny and cute, they are exquisitely crafted. The variety and attention to detail in each piece is fantastic. This column will look at her needle felted cactus felt pieces. Read more

  • Animal Embroidery Workbook

    Animal Embroidery Workbook
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    In this craft bible of colourful critters, Jessica Long guides us through skills via thirty embroidery based tutorials, which reveal all the wonders of creation – are you a cute bunny lover? Or maybe your prefer one of the wilder ones…well this book certainly covers all things fluffy and fur ridden! Just make sure that you have an embroidery hoop and cotton on hand… Read more

  • Simply Stitched with Embroidery by Yumiko Higuchi

    Simply Stitched with Embroidery by Yumiko Higuchi
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    Simply Stitched with Embroidery: Create Artful Motifs for Purses and More by Yumiko Higuchi is published by Zakka Workshop. With its focus on folk art style embroidery, which has been given a Japanese twist by the author, this publication contains many step by step photographs to visually teach how to create certain projects. Read more

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