Sunday, 30 June 2013

Indian Themed Scissor Case

 I made this lovely scissor case at a workshop held by Tracy Ankers of Slaidburn, Lancashire, UK.  It was based on Indian textiles and designs.
 Excellent practice for my Simply Stitch course

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Simply Stitch Sampler

 My first piece for 
Simply Stitch Course
 with Karen Ruane Contemporary Embroiderer
Stitches - Web, Wrap, Stab, Bullion, French Knots, Running, Cross, Seed, Detached Chain

Monday, 24 June 2013

Little sampler

This is the starting point for my little sampler.
I am adding prairie points to a piece of antique trim given to me by Canadian textile artist Colette Copeland 
 Here's how it looks so far.
Hope you like it.

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Back to Stitching

The plan..... A series of small contemporary samplers using a red and white napkin as a base which I will then cut up and add other fabrics and embellishments too.
Course work for SIMPLY STITCH with contemporary embroiderer Karen Ruane

Tuesday, 18 June 2013


It is week one of my new eight week online course with Karen Ruane Contemporary Embroiderer.
Actually its more of sit around with a cup of tea and a piece of cake  and watch Karen stitch course. I am in great company as some of the girls from the other courses I have done are taking part.  We are all keen to either learn how to handstitch or to improve our techniques. We are not making a finished piece, unless you want to, its more making lots of samples. But if you are anything like me your imagination will get carried away and you will end up making something you had no idea you were going to make.
You can still join if you fancy it, here is the link

Sunday, 9 June 2013


The lovely old rusty typewriter I have in my garden has provided me with inspiration for a set of three stitched postcards.
 You can buy a set from my Etsy Shop which you can see in the side bar opposite.
They come in a machine stitched cover with an exclusive Lynn Holland In Stitch label

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Vintage Cloth Wall Art

 I have now finished this piece after I found just the right  trim while I was out at Minerva Crafts in Darwen last week.
 The outer wooden box is 13"x11"
The embroidered piece is 11"x 6"

It is all hand embroidered except for the lace trim which I have machine stitched.
The materials are vintage cloth, french cloth, lace and cotton tape.

Sunday, 2 June 2013


A fun scrim on a sunny day
 There was no plan it just evolved.
 The little houses are cut up tape I got from 
Lilla Lotta on Etsy 

  Hope you like it.
£35 + post & packing

 Now what colour next ? 
Hmm! let me think.