SEVEN health based reasons to get your craft on. Not only can crafting be fun, but it is scientifically proven to be good for an array of health problems and illnesses. To name a few crafting can help with: Arthritis, Anxiety, Depression, and even High Blood Pressure. Crafting can help reduce your chances of developing […]

So this is the dictionary definition of patchwork…‘Patchwork or “pieced work” is a form of needlework that involves sewing together pieces of fabric into a larger design. The larger design is usually based on repeat patterns built up with different...

Believe it or not…we had a staff member who wasn’t quite sure about making pom poms!!!and whilst we do have a 4 piece kit in store(which was included in(the now sold out) the-s box March 2017 or available separately in store...

We show you how to knit a Wendy Air mohair flower corsage in easy-to-follow steps.How absolutely fabulous is this? we are loving this flower as a wedding corsage or an everyday piece of gorgeousness…To accompany our gorgeous new delivery of...

Learn to KnitIf you learned to knit when you were very young, chances are you won’t have forgotten everything.But, if like me, you didn’t really get on with knitting and focussed on sewing instead, now’s the time to have another...

Compare yarn weights with our Knitting Wool Conversion Chart!We meet customers in our shop here in Lewes of all ages and all knitting abilities. It’s really encouraging to see boys as well as girls learning to knit and creating some...

how to make your tension square meaningful!Here’s where we clear the myths, mists and mystery surrounding tension squares.In our mini series ‘Learn to Knit’ we have mentioned tension squares quite a lot, so what exactly is a tension square and...

making a simple cotton dress reminded me of just how important some of those little nerdy sewing techniques can be…After recently moving house, it was beginning to feel like all my sewing was for my new home, cushions, blinds, curtains...

As soon as the sun comes out, our thoughts turn to the garden, and often at this time of year, we get asked for ‘outdoor’ fabric.For garden parties and barbecues we stock PVC tablecloth fabric all year round, but it’s...

Oh my goodness-we love bunting here at the-stitchery and it seems like you lovely lot do too!As a quick-fix decoration, indoors and out, it’s just too easy to make and so effective.So, how to make bunting! To start this simple...