Michele Young on the new craft show, My Sewing Studio


Michele YoungHello everyone!

We have a brand new stitiching show coming to QVC and I'll be presenting the first one at 2pm on Tuesday 24th January.

Included will be two adorable Tilda dolls, a number of great cross stitch kits from Bothy Threads, a must-have thread collection and scissors from Fiskars, so there's lots of things to get you inspired!

Angel dollTilda is the Norwegian brand by Tone Finnanger, the author of 'Sew Pretty Homemade'. We will have both of her Flower Garden Angel and Angel with Bird dolls on the show, and my handy step-by-step guide is available on qvcuk.com.



Sewing-themed stampsWe also have some delightful sewing-themed stamps for you. Just perfect for making personalized gift cards and greeting cards to give with your homemade sewn projects. What a great way to top off a present! We also have a set of 36 different coloured threads on the show. These are really useful for all of your different sewing projects like the quilts in these photos.


Cross-stitch kitsLastly, we have a number of cross stitch kits from Bothy Threads, including Huggles the Bear and Garden Flowers. All kits are made in England with loving hands and include threads, needles, embellishments (if applicable), instructions, and easy-to-read stitching charts. What sets these kits apart from others are the very clear, detailed instructions.


A tip from Bothy threads for starting a project is to use the loop method to secure the thread:

  • Start with one strand of floss. Thread both ends through the eye of the needle leaving a loop at the other end.
  • Pull your needle up through the Aida cloth and make your first stitch.
  • At the back of the cloth, thread your needle through the loop.
  • It's secure! No need for knots. You're now ready to make your next stitch.

For more tips, remember to tune in at 2pm on Tuesday 24th January.

See you then!


1 Comment

  1. Lyndsey January 23, 2012 at 3:45 pm -  Reply

    I’m looking forward to this. I’d like to try crossstich kits but have never done anything like this – so please try and talk to us absolute beginners!

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