Goldwork series with Kathleen Laurel Sage
The ancient craft of Goldwork embroidery continues to draw crowds of admirers. But for some, it is a little too time consuming...a little too precise. Kathleen created shortcuts that provide the same high quality results in a fraction of the time,
In this series, Kathleen shares her unique Gold...
Embroidery Tips and Techniques
It is always helpful to pick up Tips and Techniques. In this Collection of videos, we focus on select Tips and Techniques from Britain's finest tutors. These videos are shorter than our full-length workshop videos because they focus in on a select Tip and Technique.
Add personality to your projects with embellishing. Almost anything can be used as embellishment: buttons, beads, threads, charms, lace, tassels, dimensional fabric, ribbon, trimmings, creative hand stitching, and sentimental items. Watch these videos to learn new embellishing techniques, then tr...
FREE Tasters (Embroidery)
Watch FREE to view Tasters for an idea of what you see in the full-length workshop.
Applique is used to decorate a project with pieces of fabric to form pictures or patterns. In this Collection, you will find a wide range of projects where applique is used - - from naive applique on cushions to adding dimension with machine applique stitches. Where will your imagination take you?
#IDidntLikeToAsk Series with Valerie Nesbitt and Jayne Brogan
Stumpwork Embroidery Course with Kelley Aldridge
Kelley takes the mystery out of how to do stumpwork with her easy step-by-step approach.
The Makers Studio Series
Each episode of The Makers Studio features one of the UK’s leading textile artists who will walk us through how to make their specialist project. The format includes an in-depth tutorial, discussion between the Artist and host covering a range of topics from their creative motivations to personal...
Interviews with Embroidery Artists
It is always great to find out more about your favourite artists. What they think about when coming up with designs. Their motivations. Helpful hints and tips. Watch these interviews for a special insight into the artist and their work.
Out and About
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Sashiko Stitch with the Stitch Witch
Sashiko stitching is a very traditional stitch and is a form of Japanese quilting; traditional made with Indigo (dark blue) fabric and white Sashiko thread, which is approx the same thickness as a Perle 8 non-standed thread.
Modern quilters have chosen to use other colours, and Lynette shows us a...
The Makers Studio with Dionne Swift, Textile Artist
In this episode of The Makers Studio, we meet Dionne Swift. She is an artist, tutor, and author who exhibits internationally. She creates dynamic stitched textiles using a vibrant mix of threads, colours, and textures. Discover more about Dionne, her motivations and her approach to projects.
Turkey Work Embroidery Stitch with Lorna Bateman
Lorna’s book, Embroidered Country Garden, is available in the justhands-on.tv shop. It has many wonderful ideas and patterns to inspire you to create beautiful hand-stitched floral designs inspired by nature.
In this video, Lorna demonstrates the turkey work stitch, or tufting, which creates a de...
Introduction to Goldwork Embroidery with Kathleen Laurel Sage
A comprehensive workshop from Kathleen where she introduces the goldwork series.
Kathleen shows you how to create a delightful Bumblebee with texture in the body created from the purl and check wires, which she admits is a little fiddly, but very straightforward and worth taking a little time ...
Colour Mixing Techniques When Painting With Threads with Dionne Swift
Dionne talks about how to use shinny threads in your free motion embroidery. Basically using two different coloured threads together to produce a contrast to matt threads.
She demonstrates treading the machine using two thread posts so the colours run through the machine together. Consequently...
Fabric Embellishment with Kate Barlow
Kate loves to use pre-printed fabric designs as her inspiration for her embroidery skills and left over threads.
This is a great idea for those just beginning embroidery. Indeed, some of the fabrics have a cross stitch design printed.
In this lovely workshop Kate shares how you can enhance ...
Herringbone Stitch Embroidery Workshop with Niamh Wimperis
This stitch is created in a sort of zig-zag fashion and Niamh says it is one that doesn't look like much, until you get going with it. She really likes to use it to create leaves in her embroidery.
Niamh also has other stitching workshops from the same sampler.
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Doll House Panel with Janet Clare
Freya, Felicity, Fion and their little dog Fred (who have already been the subject of books with Janet) are the best of friends and now have a delightful house that they can share. There are sections of the house that you can embellish – such as the rug; there are curtains on the windows and th...
Automatic Machine Embroidery Sashiko Style
Do you need a separate embroidery machine?
In this video, Jayne and Valerie demonstrate how to make the beautiful Sashiko style stitch on a Janome embroidery machine.
Hoop it up, sort the design, press the button and away you go. The machine embroiders on its own so you can carry on working at yo...
Whitework Eyelet Embroidery Technique with Kate Barlow
Kate has worked this element of whitework on 32count linen, using cotton a broder or perle threads. Kate creates the hole using a stylo, this means that no threads are cut, thus keeping your work really strong.
These eyelet designs were often used on garments where both sides of the work would...
Create Your Own Personal Stitch
You can now create your own personal stitch with Stitch Composer (software included on a DVD with your Janome sewing machine).
You can even store each new stitch you create and build your very own personalised stitch library!
In this video, Jayne Brogan and Valerie Nesbitt walk you through how yo...
Thread Painting with Variable Zigzag
A recurring theme in this video is “Just have a play…see where you go with it.”
Thread painting with variable zigzag is like free motion embroidery with the machine doing the zigzagging for you.
In this video, Jayne Brogan and Valerie Nesbitt show you how to use the variable zigzag function on yo...
Introduction to the #IDidntLikeToAsk series
Did you know that most modern sewing machines have over 300 stitches? Most of us only use 3 to 4 stitches. We stick with what we know. And we “didn’t like to ask” because learning a new stitch can seem like hard work.
In the #IDidntLikeToAsk video series, you’ll learn how to use different elem...
Using Decorative Satin Stitches on your Sewing Machine
Jayne Brogan and Valerie Nesbitt show you an exciting range of creative ideas using Decorative Satin stitches.
You’ll learn how to elongate satin stitches (up to 5 times!) and how to combine different stitches automatically. They will also show you how to create embroidery effects.
Jayne will the...