June 4, 2013

Turntable Tapestry Cushion

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Last week I finally finished a secret project I’ve been working on. It was a birthday present for a boyfriend of one of my best friends – she’d commissioned it a month earlier and I’d been busy tapping away at it ever since! Her boyfriend loves vinyl records so I designed a simple, stylised turntable…

May 26, 2013

Neon Stripes Tapestry Purse

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Have you seen H’s Bee purse? I LOVE it and it inspired me to make a tapestry purse of my own! I wanted it to be really bright and colourful and I stuck with a basic stripy pattern so the colours could be the main focus. I created a small bit of tapestry (this one…

May 18, 2013

Electric Bee Tapestry Purse

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I started this a couple of weeks back for a friend’s birthday present, which she will be getting next week when I see her. It started off as a little experiment, because I had not used this bee design before. I had picked up this coin purse frame in a little haberdashery near my home…

May 7, 2013

H’s Tapestry Progress

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Good Evening! I think Spring finally arrived in Berlin this weekend, is it lovely where you are too? Over the last 2 weeks R shared some great tapestry guides with you and I have been using them to help me start up. If you haven’t had a look yet, definitely give them a read and…

April 16, 2013

Tapestry for Beginners: Part 1 – Equipment

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When H visited the other week I helped to set her up with all the stuff she needed to get started with a tapestry project. I realised that perhaps other people would be interested in creating their own tapestries too but don’t know how or where to start so I decided to create  some blog…

April 11, 2013

Fashionable Tapestry

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This will be my first post in a while and I’m sorry for my absence. I took a trip around England to visit some friends and then a little stop over in Paris on the way home – a really fun week and LOVELY to catch up with so many people. I stopped off in…

April 8, 2013

H’s Visit

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H and I haven’t posted in a few days as we’ve been busy doing things together! H lives in Germany most of the time so we don’t actually get to see each other that often but this week she’s been in England. She came to stay at my house and we had an evening of…

March 12, 2013

Aaron’s Needlepoint Project

My boyfriend has basically never crafted in his life. He made a canvas bag for his sister with my help a few Christmases ago but apart from that he is a needle-and-thread virgin. A few weeks ago he found a small canvas frame in a charity shop and decided he’d like to try his own…

February 25, 2013

Why We Love Tapestry

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Needlepoint is one of my favourite crafts. I’m not talking about old fashioned cross-stitch (not that I have anything particularly against it) but an updated, more modern take on tapestry sewing. It’s a bit like paint by numbers but I don’t think that its simplicity is a negative thing – it’s relaxing and somewhat therapeutic! I enjoy…