• XStitch Issue 20 – MYSTERY – Is Out Now!

    XStitch Issue 20 – MYSTERY – Is Out Now!

    Issue 20 of XStitch Magazine blows that myth apart! Our Mystery issue features fourteen original cross stitch patterns from some of the best designers in the business, all of whom have put their spin on the mysterious theme! Want to find out what you can sink your needle into? All will be revealed! Read more

  • Is Needle Felting Difficult?

    Is Needle Felting Difficult?

    Needle Felting is not difficult, it simply takes practice. There are plenty of good guides both online and in books to help you practice and learn the techniques involved. In this post we will explain what needle felting is, what tools are required as well as showcasing some artists who have used this art form. Read more

  • Unicorn Felt

    Unicorn Felt
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    Felt unicorns are the subject of this months Felter Skelter column. Find our favourites and then think about which felt artists you like too. These felt sculptures are truly brilliant examples of textile art, using needle felting as a technique. They are all on the felt unicorn theme, yet each artist has an individual approach. Read more

  • Supercute Sewing

    Supercute Sewing
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    Within Supercute Sewing by Melanie McNeice, discover the bright and bold patterns you will need to craft your own menagerie of storybook characters and animal soft toys. With twenty easy to follow sewing patterns and a wealth of handy tips provided by the author, we are sure you will be inspired to start stuffing your own creatures to be. Read more

  • Stitched Textiles: Animals

    Stitched Textiles:  Animals

    Stitched Textiles: Animals is written by Mrs Bertimus and provides a wealth of ideas for the nature fan and those who wish to try out new methods. A vast array of ideas are played out visually, including print making and mixed media as well as appliqué and other embroidery techniques. Collaged together in this humble publication, this is an inspiring, practical guide. Read more

  • Appliqué the Sew Quirky Way: Fresh designs for quick and easy appliqué

    Appliqué the Sew Quirky Way: Fresh designs for quick and easy appliqué

    Applique the Sew Quirky Way: Fresh designs for quick and easy appliqué, written by Mandy Murray. It is a fun, quirky looking book with lots of colourful pages exploring the topic of appliqué in an easy to follow way. Learn how to do quick and easy appliqué to create lovely embellishments, quilts and bags along with other projects. Read more

  • Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral Felt?

    Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral Felt?
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    In this Felter Skelter Zoe uncovers some needle felted critters but cannot decide if they are animal, mineral felt or something else! What do you think of these wooly wonders? Read more

  • Christmas kits by Trimits

    Christmas kits by Trimits

    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 a few of the Christmas kits on offer this year from the good people at Trimits. Read more

  • Lucy Tiley

    Lucy Tiley

    Meet Lucy Tiley, third-place winner, Student Textile Art category, in the 2020 Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery. Lucy translates aerial landscape views into textured furnishing designs with creative use of textile materials and embroidery. Read more

  • Stitch 50 cats

    Stitch 50 cats

    Are you a cat person? If so this new publication by Alison J Reid will be a dream come true. Within this hardback book, learn how to create your own catty creatures, using simple stitches along with felt and the authors templates and designs. The book covers all cats from our feline friendly home varieties, to those a little more zoo like. Published by David & Charles. Read more