The remarkable stitching of Phoebe Hart

Remarkable Rugs, The Inspirational Art of Phoebe Hart  I buy a lot of needlework books but it has been a long time since one inspired me like this one about the remarkable stitcher Phoebe Hart. Who was Phoebe Hart? Born in America in 1917 Phoebe was brought up in England. In 1929 she attended the newly established Stage Decoration and Design […]

A needlepoint toilet seat? No thanks!!

 Needlepoint comedy? “Hillarious!” is not usually my reaction to a new needlepoint book however this one caused me to laugh out loud. Under the heading If it doesn’t move, Needlepoint it! is the weirdest list of projects I have ever read. Each one more bizarre than the next! Here are my highlights from the very strange Suggestions of Things to Make: […]

Creatively crafting

The idea of creativity has been much in the news of late not least because Elizabeth Gilbert author of Eat, Pray Love and my favourite book of 2014 The Signature of all Things has just released a book about it called Big Magic. Gilbert suggests that ideas are “out there” we just need to be […]