Tag - Stitchncraft

Hubble Stitch is a prize-winner!

2015 is the 15th anniversary for the Beadworkers Guild and they were running a crystal anniversary competition, sponsored by Swarovski (of course) to mark the occasion. They announced the winners on the final day of [...]

Hubble Stitch is here!

I just arrived back from an intensive 4 days at the Great British Bead Show, which was one of the most exciting for me. Not only was I teaching 3 fun but challenging workshops and [...]

Bead Magazine

Cover of Bead Magazine Issue 60 I'd completely forgotten an interview I did with Katie Dean for Bead Magazine, until she emailed me this evening to say that the magazine has hit the shelves. So if [...]

Hubble Stitch – the brand new beadwork stitch!

A gorgeous cabochon that begged to be Hubbled! So 2015 has arrived and I met my deadline to get the finished text of my book on Hubble Stitch in the hands of my publisher - which [...]

Video Tutorial – Techniques: Right Angle Weave (RAW)

Right Angle Weave (abbreviated to RAW) is a superb stitch to get to know and add to your beading artillery. It is so useful for structural pieces as well as being decorative. I love to [...]

Beadschool Video Tutorial – Techniques: African Helix

Video Tutorial with Melanie de Miguel. In this video tutorial I demonstrate African Helix stitch. It's a fabulous structural stitch, that can be used on its own as a necklace rope or bracelet, or, as you [...]

Video Beading Tutorial: Tips & Tricks – Protect Your Crystal Cabochons

It can be soul-destroying when you've put so much hard work into making a treasured piece of jewellery, and you notice it has started to deteriorate. Have you ever noticed how older crystals have lost [...]

Knitting & Stitching Show – Oct 2013

  Wow, what a busy time it's been for me recently, with weekend workshops at Great Escapes and Stitchncraft, and then came the Knitting & Stitching Show in Alexandra Palace. The interesting thing about teaching workshops [...]

Stitchncraft Workshop Programme for 2014

  It's that time of year again and Stitchncraft are getting ready to launch their programme of workshops for 2014. I'm looking forward to teaching a number of new workshops down there throughout the year. Meanwhile [...]

Video Beading Tutorial – Free Projects: Mediaeval Charms Part 2

  In Part 2 of the Mediaeval Charms project I demonstrate how to make the little Byzantine and Mediaeval crosses. You will probably start thinking of further applications for the Super Picots technique in your own [...]