Hello everyone

I am happy to let you know that the shop is once again open!  Thank you all for your patience and understanding whilst we resolved the export license issue.

There are some new items in the shop:


I am thrilled to let you know that the revised edition of the Handbook is now available in the embroidery shop and will shortly be available as an Ebook in the digital shop.

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This new format has undergone a complete makeover.  I have worked hard with a graphic designer to provide an attractive interface, improve the layout, add new diagrams, update the instructions and of course all the stitch diagrams have been revised with new illustrations.  This book is a culmination of my experience and offers solutions to many of the challenges that confront us with our embroidery.  This will now be the standard Handbook for the future and an essential reference for Surface Embroidery as a whole.  It is no longer in sections but outlines the techniques for Needlepainting, Whitework & Surface Embroidery in one complete volume.

The new edition includes:

  • Additional information on stitches
  • Long & Short stitch for specific shapes such as leaves & flowers.
  • Updated stitch diagrams, photos and techniques.
  • Using Iron on transfers
  • Printing on fabric with freezer paper
  • Updates on embroidery materials
  • More solutions, and tips.

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The new Handbook is now a light, lay flat magazine style book that can be folded over for easy reference. The new format is printed on high quality Titan Matt paper that is more practical to ship as it is lighter and there is no risk of it being damaged en-route.  You will be happy to see that the new format has proved more economical to print, therefore the cost has been reduced considerably from $19.99 – $12.99.

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Please email me for a PDF.  This is provided as an optional courtesy to those who have purchased a copy of the previous handbook.  I am sure you will appreciate the amount of work that has gone into the revised edition – the amendments are too numerous to condense into a concise Addendum so this will of necessity, only include relevant additions to the previous handbook.


All downloadable patterns in the digital store now include two additional files free of charge,  the new Stitch Guide and Embroidery Essentials.  These are a basic guide only and do not include the detailed information contained in the Handbook.  There will be a few new digital patterns added to the store in the next week – these are exclusive to the digital store and not for sale in the Embroidery shop.


This delightful, fresh new Needlepainting/ Surface Embroidery pattern is now available as a pattern kit in the Embroidery shop, complete with printed fabric, needles and instruction book.  I have listed it as both a Needlepainting and Surface embroidery design as it is a  simple pattern suitable for both those who are venturing into Needlepainting but also those who have some previous experience. The instructions are in the new format.  You can find it here.


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Iron on transfers are now available for the Queen Bee, the Jug of Flowers and all other embroidery patterns.


The original project bags with a print on the front are now available without a print, in plain white cotton for you to transfer your own design and stitch as desired.  You can find them here.

Till next time, have a wonderful weekend, keep smiling and happy stitching.


June 08, 2018 — trishburr
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