Arena

 

Welcome to the Stitch arena!

Here you will find projects, samples and techniques to inspire you. Each project has instructions, images and resource guides for you to follow along with inspiration to help you develop and complete your own unique item. Check out our residential stitching Events too where you will be able to meet up with like-minded stitchers!

 

Explore our Resources section which houses videos, Preparation and Completion techniques, practical exercises in Design Development, exploring formal elements and design principles...and so much more besides. Explore and enjoy!

 
 
Suffolk puff christmas tree

Use up scraps of Christmas fabrics to create this decoration

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Frosted grasses

Frosted Grasses  - Here's a snapshot of one of the project pieces from the Stitch Arena.

thread types - metallics and rayon
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Malachite panel

Simple, programmed machine-embroidery stitches are the basis of this panel

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Art Deco Bag

Step back in time with this Bag inspired by the elegant lines of the Art Deco period...

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Celtic knot

There are many different types of Celtic knot or plait.  Recreate this design, or design your own following our step-by-step guides...

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Hydrangea Bag

Subtle colour changes and clusters of softly pleated petals are the inspiration for this project...

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De Morgan Peacock Cushion

Fiery reds, rusts and bronzes come together to create this cushion, inspired by a vase by De Morgan.  

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De Morgan Cushion Panel

Based upon a De Morgan ceramic vase, this panel has a beautiful, tactile quality to it. 

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Norwich triptych

You only need to use one stitch technique and a scattering of beads to create this lovely design...

Inspiration - poppy field
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Cordelia bag

Try simple knitting stitches mixed with lovely, textured yarns to create this Bag.

flower 3 - on cord stop
sketch 2 - unfastened with flowers
 
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