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Stitch Talk

Stitch Talk

By Mindful Stitching Company
Hello and welcome to Stitch Talk! Here we indulge in the love of all things cross stitch. Every month we catch up with one of your favourite cross stitch designers and talk about what inspires them, their design tips and what they love about the wonderful world of cross stitch. Thanks for joining me, it so great to have you
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Episode 15 - 'Tis the Season to Get Stitching
.....fa la la la la la la la! Welcome to this months episode of Stitch Talk where I talk about my favourite kind of stitching, Christmas Stitching! I'll be talking about what makes stitching at this time of year so special and how you can make the most of it in the next month.  I'll then be talking about New Year Stitching and what makes this such a great time of year to take stock and plan your stitching for the year ahead. I hope you love it, it's so good to be back! To check out The Cross Stitcher's Year - Planner and Diary visit my Etsy store here.
November 25, 2021
Episode 14 - Designing Your Own Cross Stitch Patterns
This month we tackle one of my favourite subjects - Designing your own Cross Stitch Patterns! My top tips cover everything from getting started with design to how to go from sketch to pattern. The Design Your Own Cross Stitch Patterns Course is currently on Sale with $10 off. Get it here: To see the Stitch Talk Patreon Feed visit:
August 26, 2021
Episode 13 - Getting Started with Embroidery with Jenny Blair
Welcome to this month's episode of Stitch Talk! This month I am speaking with the lovely Jenny Blair - artist, creator and embroidery kit designer! Jenny shares her top tips for starting out in embroidery as well as a whole host of fascinating thoughts around living a creative life and finding inspiration all around you. You can check out Jenny's gorgeous kits here  To celebrate the podcast's first birthday I have also launched a brand new Patreon account! More Podcast! Hooray! Over on Patreon you can support the podcast and also get access to bonus behind-the-scenes episodes and my creativity mini series.  Thank you so much in advance for your support and I can't wait to get to know you all better over there! See you next month for more stitchy fun! Nicola
July 29, 2021
Episode 12 - Travelling with Cross Stitch
I love stitching when I'm on holiday and I love displaying projects I have stitched while away that remind me of my travels. In today's episode I talk all about choosing the perfect project for holidays, how to pack up your project safely (and avoid the dreaded shampoo explosion!) plus taking holiday stitching as it comes so that you really enjoy it. Support the Podcast by buying your travel stitching supplies from Love Crafts using our affiliate link -
June 24, 2021
Episode 11 - Cross Stitch Fabrics with Claire Brown X Stitch
Welcome to this month's episode of Stitch Talk! This month I spoke with Claire Brown from Claire Brown X Stitch all about her beautiful printed cross stitch fabrics. We also delved into how to keep your creativity fresh in our comparison culture, how to find your own distinctive design style and, above all, how to keep stitching fun! See Claire's lovely fabrics here - Today's Sponsor is Love Crafts. When you shop with Love Crafts using this link the podcast receives a small commission which allows me to keep bringing you all this lovely stitchy content every month. Thanks so much for using the link!
May 27, 2021
Episode 10 - Needlepoint with Emma from The Makers Marks
Welcome to this month's episode of Stitch Talk! This month we are exploring the wonderful world of Needlepoint with designer and crafter Emma from the Makers Marks. Emma shares her creative journey (and love of 80s style!), her journey to starting her business and all that inspires her about the stitching world.  Find Emma here: and here This month's episode is Sponsored by Love Crafts. When you shop with the following link the podcast will receive a commission at no extra cost to you which helps to keep the show going. Thanks so much for using our link and supporting future episodes!
April 29, 2021
Episode 9 - Storage and Organisation
We love stitching, and we also love stitching supplies but what to do with them all? This month I share my top tips on how to manage your threads, fabric and other lovely stitching stuff in a way that keeps them accessible and organised. Well....most of the time! Visit my website for today's show notes with all the links you will need to all the storage solutions I mention in the episode and some pictures of my own space - Our sponsors today are Stitched with Love (by Us) - use code MINDFUL10 for 10% off Jem's Stitchery - @jemsstitchery use code MSCPODCAST for 5% off
March 25, 2021
Episode 8 - Hannah from Bobo Stitch
Welcome to the February episode of Stitch Talk! Did anyone else blink and miss this month?! I have managed to get in a bit of stitching though and this month I share about my love of seasonal stitching followed by an interview with Hannah Sturrock from Bobo Stitch that is full of fun, laughter and cross stitch love! We talk about making heirloom cross stitch items, why cross stitch should be feel-good and the great joy of getting out there and meeting fellow stitchers. You can check out Bobo Stitch here: You can find out more about my Design Your Own Cross Stitch Patterns Course here: See you next month!
February 25, 2021
Episode 7 - Sew Sophie Crafts and the Cross Stitch Creatives
Welcome to this months episode where I speak to Sophie from Sew Sophie Crafts all about her stitching journey and her brand new project, the Cross Stitch Creatives! We talk about the problems of finding wall space for your many stitching projects, our love of the stitching community and how Sophie comes up with all her fabulous designs. Check out Sophie here: And check out the Cross Stitch Creatives on Instagram: Many thanks to today's sponsor the Spinneyfield Stitchery. Get your January New Beginnings Mystery Themed box full of stitching goodies here:  To check out my latest card designs visit:
January 28, 2021
Episode 6 - 2021 Stitching Goals
Today on Stitch Talk I am going solo to talk about looking back at 2020, and all you have achieved in your stitching, and looking forward to 2021! I talk goals, ideas for challenges and how to take you stitching to the next level in the coming year! Our Sponsors today are  Claire Brown XStitch - use the code STITCHTALK for 10% off until the end of the year. The Design  Your Own Cross Stitch Patterns Course which is now on sale at a massive 25% off until 2nd January. The discount is already applied, and the course is now available for just $36!
December 18, 2020
Episode 5 - Rachel from Fuzzy Fox Designs
Welcome to this month's episode of Stitch Talk where I talk to Cross Stitch Designer Rachel James of Fuzzy Fox Designs!  Check out all Rachels' Designs here Early in the episode I mentioned the Clouds Factory Epic Storybook Princesses And my Satsuma Street Christmas Stocking which is here Our Sponsors today are: Claire Brown X Stitch - use the code STITCHTALK to get 10% off And the Spinneyfield Stithery - visit to check out the Winter Themed Mystery Boxes!
November 26, 2020
Episode 4 - Sally from Caterpillar Cross Stitch
Today I catch up with Sally from Caterpillar Cross Stitch whose designs I'm sure you all know and love! Sally and I talk about where her love of all things art and design began, how Caterpillar Cross Stitch grew into the successful business it is today and some plans she has up her sleeve! You can find out more about Caterpillar Cross Stitch and see their gorgeous designs here: Today's Sponsors are: Claire Brown X Stitch - use the code STITCHTALK for 10% off The Spinneyfield Stitchery to grab one of Harriet's exclusive and very last few remaining winter themed boxes!
October 29, 2020
Episode 3 - Hannah from Hannah Hand Makes
Welcome to this episode of Stitch Talk where I speak with the lovely Hannah from Hannah Hand Makes! Hannah produces a whole range of beautiful cross stitch designs and kits aimed at beginners to cross stitch as well as hosting regular Stitch-a-longs. Hannah is also the host of The Cross Stitch Podcast. You can find all the details of Hannah's projects and how to connect with her here - Our Sponsors today are: The Stitching Den use the code mindful15 for 15% off across their site Claire Brown XStitch use the code STITCHTALK for 10% off If you are interested in the Sampler I am currently stitching then visit For more details of my Cross Stitch Design course visit
September 24, 2020
Episode 2 - Jennifer from Trouvaille Stitch Kits
This month I am catching up with Jennifer from Trouvaille Stitch Kits finding out all about her fabulous seaside inspired designs, how she gets her inspiration and where her love of cross stitch came from. I had so much fun recording this so I hope you have just as much fun hearing us chat and laugh about cross stitch life!  You can find Jennifer on Instagram here and on Etsy here
August 22, 2020
Welcome to Stitch Talk!
Welcome to Stitch Talk, a place where we talk all things cross stitch till our hearts are content! In this episode I introduce what you can expect from the Podcast and give a little bit of intro about me and my stitching story. I'll be waxing lyrical on the five things I love about cross stitch, expect thread talk, pattern love and the sheer joy of stitching. Thanks so much for joining me!
August 05, 2020