Posts by Leigh Bowser

Leigh Bowser is a 1st class BA (Hons) Textile Craft graduate and free hand machine embroiderer. Based in the UK, she also runs The Blood Bag Project, a community craft project that raises awareness of the rare blood condition Diamond Blackfan Anaemia, which her three year old niece suffers from.

5 Cross-Stitch Designs for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

pink breast cancer awareness cross stitched biscornu pin cushion

There are many ways to remind yourself, as well as loved ones, of the importance of breast cancer awareness and one way is by using your embroidery skills. These five cross-stitch patterns and projects will inspire you to stitch for a cause.

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Beyond the Hoop: Embroidery on Unusual Surfaces

origami style embroidery onto white egg shells

When venturing into the world of hand embroidery, the sky's the limit. If you are inventive then you can be as experimental as you like — there is no need to stick to traditional methods or fabrics. We look at which different types of materials you can apply your sewing skills to. Here are some creative surfaces for you to try stitching into or to simply inspire your next embroidery project!

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