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  1. There are some exciting new items in my shop this month, click here to check them out.

    If you are looking for a gift for someone who sews, how about a flower pot pin cushion complete with individually hand sculpted toadstool pins?

    Flower pot pin cushion

    ..and why not buy a handmade greetings card to go with it?

    Greetings cards

    There are new kits also, including my new beadwork kit, 'The wheels on the bus'! Celebrate London in 2012 by stitching your own red London bus! And while the country celebrates, why not add a Union Jack flag mini bunting kit to your celebrations? Easy to make, you can either glue or sew.

    London bus

    And for those of you interested in goldwork, there is a new set full of essential items for your goldwork embroidery. The set includes goldwork serrated scissors, a mellor, beeswax, sewing thread, needle, felt padding, string padding and samples of 4 types of gold for you to have a play with. Look out for Goldwork 'How to...' videos coming soon....

    Goldwork starter kit


    Silver plated metals are ready and waiting to go in the shop! Silver pearl purl, bright check, smooth purl and Japan thread coming in the next few days....

  2. Well I am back from Art in Action very tired but having had a good time. There are lots of pictures on my facebook page including mud, hammers and Touaregs (see below)!?! I will post some more here soon. The shop is open for business again and you can expect some more items including exciting new kits! Watch this space!

    Art in Action highlight: Being invited for tea with the Touaregs! Alher (on the right) recognised the necklace I was wearing which I bought from Mopti in Mali many years ago, and invited me for tea (sitting in some sand)! Fantasic...

    Tea with the Touaregs

  3. So I am off to Art in Action this week, a big art event in the beautiful county of Oxfordshire, to demonstrate some hand embroidery skills! To find out more about this event, visit the events page.

    This means that I will be away from home until Monday the 23rd July and shop items will be unavailable to buy until then. They are, however, still available to browse so have a good look around and the shop will be open for business again on Monday!

    So I am off to pack my wellies and my dinghy, I'll see you in a weeks time! I'll leave you with some umbrella inspired embroidery....

    Rain and Shine embroidery kit

  4. July August front image

    Click on the image below or the Newsletter page to view my Olympic edition! Don't worry it's still about embroidery and art...






     Lime green japan thread detailWhy not bring your work right up to date with new goldwork items in the shop, including some smooth purls and Japan thread in exciting new colours!

     Click here to have a browse.



    HOE Website imageThe new class list for Heart of embroidery is now taking bookings. To see what's on offer, visit our website: