This is a template for a home group.
Fresh out of the hoop - this green man has been in my head for a couple of weeks while I have been away and has just seen the light of day for the first time. He is made in the hoop using felt (3 hoopings) and measures about 30 cm across. I plan to stretc
Tote bag - made almost entirely in the hoop. (Testing a new design.) The second picture shows it still in the hoop - all that remains is to join the side and bottom seams of the lining.. The front section has a pocket which is closed when the flap is fast
In my Facebook group, there was a cry of despair that the swirly unicorn couldn't be made in the 100 mm square hoop. (The horn just wouldn't have worked!) So I decided to make her a little sister. I used a different design (the reindeer), made the nose
This is Bella the Baby Elephant. Her huge ears have plenty of room for messages which can be added while she is being stitched out. She is very quick to make - she only needs two hoopings, but does need a little bit of hand sewing to finish. (The trunk an
It has been a miserable wet day here so I've been playing. This Swirly Unicorn is what I've come up with. She can be made in one hooping (180 x 300 hoop) or two hoopings (130 x 180 or 160 x 260.) Find her in Engineered in Stitches.
I was asked to design an ITH patchwork case for an I-Pad mini. (As I don't have one, I made a mock-up with a cereal packet!) The design is really a clutch bag in two sizes, made to be a snug fit for a 7 inch tablet or an I-Pad mini but could have many
Update. My big sister told me off because the doll had no shoes. I hope she is now satisfied! I made this little jointed rag doll (ITH) with "built in" underwear two or three years ago and I found her when I was having a bit of a clear out. I tho
A gift for a yoga loving friend. The basic ITH A6 notebook cover is my own (available from Engineered in Stitches), but I added the yoga dog from Embroidery Library. The outer cover is made from linen ( recycled trousers) and the flaps and lining were fro
Update - I've added a coaster! There are lots of teacher gifts around at the moment. In 35 years at the chalk face teaching secondary science I never received a personal gift so I've made this one for myself! The design is from The Chemistry Set now
This little scottie dog pincushion is made in one hooping which allowed me to develop a neat trick to match the plaid pattern in the fabric. An extra tip - the fleece fabric was very thin and stretchy so I used a piece of thin sheeting under it to keep
Update - version 2 now added. I've had a complete rethink on the engineering (and made it a bit wider.) It is now much easier to turn through and has less bulky seams.) First draft of a design that was buzzing around my mind whilst doing some coastal wa