• Technical Issues

    Tuesday 9th March I was trying to figure out why the video was freezing with the webcam, that’s my concentrated look and I can say I was becoming a little nervous as I was running out of time to deliver my online embroidery lesson teaching vulnerable adults in care homes across Southwark. I wanted to add further screenshots from the videos into my presentation of Applique. During this online learning gig, I along with many others have been propelled out of our comfort zones to tackle a whole range of issues that need solving and on this occasion you will be happy to read that I did, as I phoned…

  • Embroidery Diploma

    Over this past week, my study partner, (Lynn) and I have been working on a sample of Assis embroidery, we are studying for our embroidery diploma with Centre of Excellence. Module three is not a practical module, but we decided to work samples of the various topics of embroidery covered in this module, so we can learn from the process of creating a piece of embroidery. When choosing the butterfly design we decided it would be best to follow the picture on the topic of Assis embroidery that was shown on part 1, module 3, the information was unclear on how to work the stitches, but we figured it out.…

  • The Star Fascinator

    The Star Fascinator was created as the client had a wedding to attend and fitted in with the dress that was made for the occasion. Below is the link to Samines shop of other fascinators that can be purchased. https://folksy.com/items/7532090-The-Peacock

  • Festive Girl Pink

    I know you maybe thinking, why should I even contemplate thinking about purchasing Festive Girl Pink especially in this weather, but I would say to you dear friend, why not? Things will pick up, at the moment with the current situation of going into autumn, the world is locking down, jobs are being lost, sometimes we need a little bit of colour to come into our lives to give us hope that the world and everything is going to change. x

  • Festive Girl Pink

    How to wear Festive Girl Pink? I created this flower crown while sitting at my stall in Greenwich Market, I knew flowers had come to the forefront in fashion with all types of flowers growns seemed to be emerging. As I was researching through Pinterest and other stalls, Etsy and Amazon I came across the plastic flowers, (which I had purchased), just working with the plastic didn’t feel right, the texture of the plastic through my hands and trying to incorporate that into a flower crown wasn’t working for me. I decided to stick with what I know and that is making fabric flowers and adding embellishment through buttons and…

  • Leaf Miner

    So you have decided you want to wear The Leaf Miner, but where and with what colours? So you have finally plucked up the courage to get a ticket to the gala, charity event or decided that you want to go to the theatre, (these are all suggestions to give you ideas of where to go) and of course my dear reader you will have many ideas and options of where you want to wear this fascinator, …….. you may even be wearing it at home while doing the cleaning. Sometimes when I am even bold enough I would be wearing it shopping, to give me the added encouragement and…

  • The Charleston

    I created The Charleston, because I had bought some feathers to create other fascinators with and wanted to make something a little bit quirky and smaller. As a designer maker specialising in embroidery and all things textile base, I have seemed to have collected many fun items to work with over the years and I found ribbon knit, (I cannot remember the technical name, or even if there is one) that is purple, but it has been dyed with multi colours, so some of the ribbon knit is green then fades into pink and then into purple. I then realised that I needed some form of buttons to top the…

  • Leaf Miner Feather

    Leaf Miner and Leaf Miner Feather are both listen on Folksy, but why call this fascinator Leaf Miner Feather, for one simple reason, I have attached feathers between the green and gold petals. The feathers bring the fascinator into another dimension with more life and movement flowing through it. During lockdown I was craving to see my sister, as I hadn’t seen her for six months, sometimes I can go longer and not see her for eight months. I was in a relationship and unfortunately we broke up a few weeks before while we were in lockdown and it would have been nice to have spent some of my birthday…

  • Pinning to Pinterest

    The website has been up for a week, but this is the first time I have had a real play in composing blog posts. I am studying how to work out saving images from the website to Pinterest, (I know I have a save button, but also uploading images to the web) and also navigating WordPress.