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. 

 

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!

 

Check out my new book, released 1st Novermber 2017 -  

Transfer & Stitch: Butterflies, Bees and Bugs: Over 50 Reusable Motifs to Iron on and Embroider, printed by Search Press. 

 

 
 
Robins in a Row

Instructions written from a Patons knitting competition

Robin motif
Main Body blocked out
 
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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.

1 strand each of green and silver metallic
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Malachite panel

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

background 5 - programmed stitches
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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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Norwich triptych

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

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Cordelia bag

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

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sketch 3 - add tab and buttonhole
 
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Waterlily cushion

A lovely, dimensional, floral motif to adorn bags, cushions, lapels, etc

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