Category Archives: Handcrafted

Caroline Jourdain

Caroline Jourdain from Rouen, France hand sews these exquisite and tactile sewing books, eyeglass bags and pouches. She utilizes sachiko, boro and kantha stitching techniques on a collage of Japanese fabric, Indian block printed cottons, wool and linen. Wish we could tell you more about her background but there is very little information available. However, you can view more of her work in her Etsy shop, Bluesamovar.

Images: Courtesy of Caroline Jourdain.

Corinne Sleight

These incredible hand embroidery designs are the works UK-based artisan Corinne Sleight. She learned to stitch and knit as a child but has started embroidering professionally just a few years ago. Her unique style combines satin stitches, intricate patterns and a bold combination of colors. On Random Acts of Amy blog she says this about her work:

“The recurrent theme in my work would have to be colour, colour and more colour! Colour makes me happy, whether complementary or clashing. My embroidery style has developed significantly over the past couple of years, from stitching for stitching’s sake, to my current Satin Stitched pieces.  In this seemingly frantic paced world, I derive so much peace and calm from stitching and the precision which Satin Stitch requires focuses the mind!”

You can see more of her work on Instagram and some of her pieces are available in her Etsy shop, The Grumpy Crafter.

Images: Courtesy of Corinne Sleight.

Michelle Robinson

Found ourselves a great weekend project courtesy of Michelle Robinson, who has posted the free pattern and instructions. Melbourne-based artisan Michelle Robinson is the creator/author of Poppy and Bliss, a blog that focuses on modern, vibrant and quirky crochet patterns. She has written a complete guide to modern Tunisian crochet stitches and techniques which is available here on Amazon. You can find additional equally awesome patterns and tutorials when you visit her blog.  She can also be found on Instagram and on Etsy.

Images: Courtesy of Michelle Robinson.