Author Archives: Kim O'Rourke

An Introduction to Sashiko Stitching

Sashiko stitching

Oh be still my beating heart! Oh how I loved my first go at Sashiko 🙂 The third in my mini series on some hand quilting techniques (see also Kantha stitching and Banjara embroidery), this is how I found my first experience of Sashiko. When I opened the shop a couple of years ago (that […]

An Introduction to Banjara Quilting

Banjara Embroidery

This is the second article in my mini series on some different quilting and embroidery techniques from around the world. This was another new technique for me – and if I’m going to be perfectly honest with you, it’s not one that I personally would ever go back to again. However, you may have far […]

Inspiration: Make This Winter Neck Warmer

Winter neck warmer

Winter is most definitely here, and this cold snap has had us digging out scarves, hats and gloves.  This tutorial caught our attention for a lovely neck warmer, a really nice take on a scarf and surprisingly simple to make! We have some lovely flannel in the shop which would work really well for this too.  […]