I'm concerned that the photos that I have uploaded to Stitchin Fingers from Flickr have no live link back to Flickr. They appear to be simply downloads hosted on Ning servers. I understand that this…Continue
"I looked at the old Victorian book that this stitch was found in (there's a link from Needle'n'Thread). It's understandable enough if you've already got a fair bit on knowledge of sttichery, but not easy for a…"
"This one often works for me. (And if it doesn't, I've still gained some useful knowlege). Try experimenting with ONE thing different - new stitch, new fabric, new thread, new technique - not making 'finished work' or formal…"
"Tortoise Loft - The Blog
The most recent post, Caveat Emptor is all about my adventures in buying cheap embroidery thread off eBay, It's a general blog, but I have many other posts about embroidery - mostly counted work - and a lot of…"
"The fabric is 36-count Zweigart Edinburgh linen. The thread... well it came from e-bay as '100% Pure Cotton' and supposedly 'pearl cotton 16'. At the price they wanted, I knew it would either be very…"
"Thank you. I was talking to someone on Flickr about using squared back stitch stitch with coloured thread, and remembered I'd done this little test piece some months ago, so I posted a picture for her. It's does give a nice…"
Mainly hand stitching, mainly counted thread techniques. An experienced dabbler in many other textile crafts, but it's traditional hand embroidery I always come back to.
Where did you learn your textile skills?
I'm still learning! Inspirational school lessons from Barbara Snook, a stint working as a sales assistant at The Needlewoman Shop, hours and hours of reading, researching and experimenting, particularly old needlework books, and about 50 years of just having fun with thread and fabric.
Is there anything else you'd like other members of Stitchin' Fingers to know about you? Please feel free to tell us a little bit about yourself by way of introduction.
Better known online as Sue Tortoise, because there are a lot of Joneses out there. I hope I can be some help to others while I'm here: I enjoy researching and problem solving. I'm sure I'll learn a lot here too.