Friday, June 15, 2018

Lynlubell Sale - Digital Embroidery Patterns

Etsy turns 13 next week. The annual Etsy birthday sale runs from 18 to 22 June. It's the first time I've taken the plunge for my shop Lynlubell to take part.

I'm discounting all digital embroidery patterns by 10% for purchases over $10 USD. It's all set up to go on Monday 18th June and I hope it will run smoothly. In the meantime, click here to visit my shop Lynlubell on Etsy and browse through the patterns.

These are the 5 most popular patterns:

5. Australian Cross Stitch Embroidery, Egg Cosy and Table Mat Pattern

4. Blue Eyelet Pincushion Pattern, in canvas work or needlepoint

3. Rosebud Bookmark & Scissor Fob, canvas work pattern

2. This is the most popular canvas work or needlepoint pattern - the Flower and Cushion Stitch pincushion pattern.

1. Australian Cross Stitch Pincushion embroidery Patterns, the most popular of all the patterns.

Just to let my customers know that payments are now easier for you to make. Since moving to Australia I am able to offer payment through the Etsy payment system and that includes all major credit cards. Previously, being based in South Africa, I was able to accept payment only through PayPal and I know that was not convenient for everyone. Now you can choose to pay by credit card or still use PayPal if you so prefer.

Do visit my shop. If you have any questions you can contact me via my shop Lynlubell on Etsy. Or email me directly at the address lynette dot warner at gmail dot com.

Till next time, enjoy the weekend and happy stitching.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Embroiderers' Guild Exhibition in Brisbane

I haven't seen much of Brisbane city yet. We live some way out. It seems like a trip to Fortitude Valley is on the cards for me.

After all, the 50th Anniversary Exhibition of the Embroiderers' Guild, Queensland is just too good to miss. Isn't it?  Click this link for more information.

Now to make arrangements to get there.

Till next time, happy stitching.

Sunday, June 3, 2018


I wanted a little piece of stitching to keep my fingers busy when I have a few spare minutes. Florentine, or Bargello, is just the thing.

It's easy to work.  It uses straight stitches, usually over 4 threads and steps up or down by two canvas threads according to the pattern you choose. It's easy to count on a 14 count canvas and it's rewarding too because it works up quickly.

Some of the special appeal of Florentine is the use of colours graded from light to dark within a colour family. To help decide on a colour I looked up the Pantone Colour of the Year for 2018. I don't know what I expected but I was surprised to find that the chosen colour is ultraviolet, a colour of 'exploration' and 'possibilities'. Interesting. See more about the concepts behind the choice of ultraviolet here.

Then I matched up some DMC threads that had been passed on to me some time ago to the colour displayed on my PC screen. Usually I would use wool on a 14 count canvas, especially for straight stitches like those used for Florentine embroidery, but my supplies are low. It's a good opportunity to see how the stranded cotton works.

Till next time happy stitching!

Monday, May 7, 2018

The Excellent Chinese Embroidery Exhibition

If you are going to be in Bangkok between now and 16 May,  The Excellent Chinese Embroidery Exhibition looks like it's well worth a visit. Both ancient and modern embroideries are on show and there are opportunities to learn about Chinese embroidery techniques.

Part of an embroidery, 112 centimetres wide and 483cm long, depicting urban lifestyles along a section of the lower Yangtze River a century ago. (Photo by Mongkol Bangprapa)  (Source Bangkok Post)

Click on this link to read the article in the Bangkok Post and find out more about the exhibition. I would love to visit it.