Why should I buy one of your embroidery patterns or the Stitch and
You won't find my embroidery designs anywhere else, and I've struggled to find similar designs. I put a lot of time and effort into not only the embroidery designs, but the patterns and publication as well, to ensure that all my offerings are of the highest quality. This goes for all aspects of the product you buy, from the list of requirements to the instructions. If you're a beginner, you'll find my patterns full of new stitches to learn and the instructions are easy and straightforward. But I design for embroiderers of all skill levels, so there's something for everyone.
How did you come up with name the Stitch and Thimble? I've
provided links to a number of currency calculators under useful links.
Simply enter the £ amount you wish to convert and select your local currency to
Why is everything you produce in digital format?
There are many reasons for choosing digital over print at this stage. These are the main ones:
The name came about as a result of living in England, surrounded by pubs. There are some where locals may as well engrave their names on to their bar stools, they're such a fixture. Gastro pubs provide the best of both worlds - food and drink (I highly recommend the Earl Spencer in southwest London for Sunday roasts). Some pubs are family-oriented and others pride themselves on their vast selection of beer. Others still are landmarks that have been there for centuries.
Naturally I began thinking how nice it would be to have a pub around the corner dedicated to stitching, where you could spend a cold winter's day working on your latest project among like-minded folk with good food and drinks on tap, be it a cup of tea or a pale ale. The name, in keeping with traditional British pub names, would be the Stitch and Thimble.
So when it came to pondering a name for the publication - on a wooden bench in a central London churchyard during my lunch break on a chilly spring day - my imaginary pub sprang to mind. And so it came to be.
Where can I find your free patterns?
All my free embroidery patterns are available as PDFs in the free patterns section of this website. Click on the images to download the ones you want. You'll find more information and photographs of the individual embroideries on my blog, Materialistic and my flickr page.
How can I easily convert your prices into my local currency?
How do I know that my financial details are secure when buying through this site?
Please see the security section of this site.
What do you do with the information I provide when buying a pattern or issue of the Stitch and Thimble?
How did you come up with name the Stitch and Thimble?
I've provided links to a number of currency calculators under useful links. Simply enter the £ amount you wish to convert and select your local currency to see how much it will cost you at today's exchange rate.