Monday, 3 December 2018

How To Join Two Pieces of Plastic Canvas Together and Finish Raw Edges with Overcast Stitch

Header for hand stitch sos with bobbin and fred
Hello Plastic Canvas Enthusiast!

Are you puzzled about how to join two pieces together on a right angle to build a box shape? Or perhaps you want to join two pieces together to make a larger piece of canvas? Not sure what to do with those naked edges? Then this blog post will get you on track to plastic canvas construction heaven.

Craft Book Review: Big Embroidery by Nancy Nicholson and a Giveaway!

Big Embroidery by Nancy Nicholson surrounded by Stylecraft Special DK

Welcome to my first ever book review!

I don't often embroider but Big Embroidery by Nancy Nicholson is all about plus-size crewel embroidery, using thicker yarns to embellish clothing and home accessories, so I couldn't resist! I have a lot of dk and chunky yarn in my stash so I figured this is a great way to use some up.

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Hand Stitch SOS: How To Make A Rhodes Stitch
This post expresses my love of Rhodes Stitch and shows you how to stitch a Rhodes Octagon and Square in the hopes of passing the Rhodes love on...

Friday, 16 November 2018

New Pattern: Turkish Jewel Scissor Pouch and Needle Book, and How To Make Tassels!!

Counted Canvas Needlepoint Scissor Pouch and Minders by Bobbin and Fred

Hello Thread Happy Crafters,

WARNING: This jam-packed post contains loads of stitchy goodness!
Today I'm sharing all the juicy gossip about my latest published pattern, there's info about a freebie especially for my subscribers, and a quick tutorial showing how to make tassels for everyone to enjoy!

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Frida Fever! Five Fantastic Handmade Kahlos

Collage of handmade portraits of Frida Kahlo including thread paintings and miniatures
Frida Fever has swept the world of art and design. Her face is everywhere! Even if you don't know the woman behind the eyebrows, you'll almost certainly recognise her iconic monobrow and floral crown.

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Measuring Up: The Making of a Tape Measure

Plastic Canvas Needlepoint Tape Measures by Bobbin and Fred

If you've been following along on Instagram you'll know I've gone fairisle flower crazy! I've been stitching this floral motif onto anything that stays still for long enough.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

New Pattern: Rose Garden Cross Stitch Lampshade

Teal, purple and pink rose cross stitch lampshade design by Bobbin and Fred

It's here! After eighteen months in the making my Rose Garden Cross Stitch Lampshade Pattern is out now! It's been so hard to keep quiet for so long but I'm hollering it from the rooftops at last.