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. 

Let's Meet: Anna Trigg of 3Chooks Lampshades

Anna Trigg in her studio at 3Chooks Lampshades
Anna Trigg of 3Chooks Lampshades

This month my Rose Garden Cross StitchLampshade pattern is published in Homespun Australia! After using the 3Chooks Lampshade Making Kit to bring my design to life, I wanted to find out more.

Who is the woman behind this gorgeous craft kit who made my lampshade making dreams a reality from the other side of the globe?

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Review: 3Chooks Lampshade Making Kit

3Chooks Lampshade Making Kit Boxed

If you've already spied my newly released Rose Garden Cross Stitch Lampshade pattern you'll know I used the 3Chooks Lampshade Making Kit to magic the stitched fabric into a flawless drum lampshade.

Although I'm now radiating positivity and a can-do attitude having made a beautiful shade, at first I was afraid, I was petrified...

Saturday, 5 May 2018

DIY: Flower Power Tapestry Keyring

Five needlepoint tapestry keyrings with flower motifs

Carry a little flower power in your pocket wherever you go.

These super cute keyrings are fun, quick and cheap to make.
If you're new to needlepoint tapestry they're a great project to start with! If you're already a plastic canvas addict they're a great way to use up scraps of yarn and small pieces of plastic canvas leftover from other projects.

Hand Stitch SOS: Overcast Stitch Plastic Canvas

Banish raw edges and join two or more pieces of plastic canvas together with Overcast Stitch.
If you haven't tried this stitch yet it's really easy to do and essential to learn for 3D plastic canvas projects. I'm on hand to guide you through it and Fred's even got a top tip for you. With our help you'll be overcasting like a pro in no time.