Hello, and welcome to my little space on the internet!
I’m Catherine, a 30 something finance professional by day, a wife to an amazing husband, a Mum to our little Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and to top it all off, an avid and passionate embroiderer. Both myself and my hubby are Australians, living in Kent in the UK, and absolutely loving it!
A Selection of my Work
The purple duck
A hand embroidered baby blanket stitched by Catherine, based on a design by Linda Vader
Hillview Embroidery Latest Posts
TAST stitch 9 is a simple, yet elegant stitch – couching. For this seemingly simple stitch, you can do a lot with it by changing your threads used.read more
After the rush to complete my canvas work piece before assessment over summer, I now have the results and feedback from the tutors. Find out what the experts thought of this piece. And with such a wide variety of canvas work stitches, I give you a quick summary of what was used in creating this piece.read more
I’ve started my next module in the RSN Certificate – silk shading. Find out about the preparation required before starting, and see the first few stitches!read more
A new crewelwork piece. Designed with the aim of extending my skills learnt at the RSN in mind, this design uses a variety of both commonly used, and not so commonly used stitches!read more
Despite it’s name, inverted feather stitch is more closely linked to chain stitch than to feather stitch. Have a look at my attempt, and read my thoughts about this stitch!read more
What better way to welcome a new little one into the world than to hand embroider your own gift! Here I’ve adapted a design to make a purple duck for a special little girl.read more