Hawthorne & Heaney Meets ‘Feeling Stitchy’


We recently came across this lovely website called Feeling Stitchy which we would like to share with you. This lovely website is a cornucopia of exciting craft projects, tips and tricks to inspire and encourage you to pick up the needle and give it a try. The share a huge amount of new stitching work making it a great site to catch up on the goings on of the embroidery world as well as sharing ideas of their own for you to try.


The team of eight stitching enthusiasts bring together a whole host of embroidery related information to share, Here is a little more about them in their own words: ‘Feeling Stitchy is a group embroidery blog written by a staff of volunteers – featuring a wide range of embroidery styles. We create original tutorials, do stitchalongs, review books, patterns, tools, and threads, as well as interview fascinating artists both established and new to the craft. Our focus is less on perfection and more on learning new skills and simple enjoyment of the craft. Please feel free to join us for a no-pressure stitchalong this summer!’


This craft blog share designs they have tested such as the Tawny Owl above by Helen M Stevens, stitched by the sites own Jo. Below are a couple of examples of the techniques they offer tips on how to do such as couching lettering with string and french knots.

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So if you have been trying to get into embroidery, but didn’t know where to start, the Feeling Stitchy Ladies will make you feel right at home and you’ll be stitching before you know it!