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Free stitching on card A4 instructions


My name is Judith Drew. I live in the historic village of Wingerworth in North East Derbyshire on the edge of the Peak District.

I'm married with two grown up children and two cats, I graduated with a degree in Art and Design  in 1986. The main driving force behind Stitching Pictures is my life long love of sewing and a need to achieve something that I can be proud of.

My business started with bead embroidery on fabric about 10 years ago. Although my work was popular I found the process of stitching beads onto fabric frustrating because the beads would never lie straight and the overall effect was a little old fashioned and untidy for my tastes. The next phase was to stitch the beads onto pricked card. That worked much better so I created a range of patterns that I sold successfully under the name of Easy Beads. In 2008 Easy Beads changed to Crafty Ferret with the introduction of free printable paper crafting downloads. At the beginning of 2015 the digital download world was put on hold due to changes in EU tax laws on digital goods so I had a break while I decided what to do next. At that point I started to see a new and exciting modern version of embroidery emerging influenced by the growth in popularity of the retro craft of string art. The geometric simplicity of the process really appealed to me so I started experimenting with my own version of embroidery on card and published a few simple patterns. I've been working steadily ever since to create a design style that's unique to me and that I'm happy to display in my own home. My work now uses bold simple shapes in strong colours with a geometric linear style of paper stitching. 

In 2014 my husband an I bought a 1970's bungalow built on land that used to be part of the deer park of the now demolished Wingerworth Hall estate. Parts of the bungalow are still in the original 1970's condition so we are currently undertaking a major renovation job. The large terraced garden that backs onto woodland was very over grown and much of the hard landscaping has collapsed. Gardening is my hobby and passion so I can't wait to get going on redesigning and replanting the whole garden as a haven for the wildlife that visits us.