Hello, I'm so glad you're here! I'm Abby. This space is my online journal, a place to share tutorials and patterns, and whatever is exciting me in the needle craft world. I'm a hand embroiderer, needlepoint canvas designer, needlepointer, embroidery instructor, and lover of all things handmade. I thrive on the beautiful seasons of Michigan where I live with my wonderful family.
I went to England to study hand embroidery in a palace, it was a dream come true. I spent a semester at the Royal School of Needlework, where I learned from some of the best hand embroiderers in the world. Designing my own needlework was part of my RSN training. It was there that I realized I needed and wanted more formal training and decided to pursue illustration.
Now I design hand embroidery patterns and kits which I sell in my online shop. I am also a designer for Fleur de Paris, a company that produces beautiful needlepoint canvases. Designing canvases and patterns is the perfect combination of my two greatest loves, needlework and illustration!
While embroidery is finally gaining popularity, needlepoint is still fairly obscure with millennials. It’s my goal to not only create beautiful and attractive designs (while still being rooted in the gorgeous history of needlework) but also to educate crafters and needlepointers alike. I’d love to see stitchers becoming more independent and confident. I hope my site will be a great resource for you!
I would love to hear from you! You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.