A hand holding a bunch of multicoloured embroidery threads against a turquoise backgroundA girl holds up a piece of embroidery with a whale design with two houseplants in the backgroundTwo hands with purple nail polish hold up a piece of thread against some navy blue fabric showing a floral embroidery designA piece of cream fabric in an embroidery hoop shows different styles of embroidery stitch in multicoloured threadA piece of teal fabric in an embroidery hoops displays a mandala style design sewn in purple pink yellow and orangeA girl sits at a table smiling while stitching on a piece of embroidery held up by a hoop standA chair with a black and white cushion and a yellow blanket stands in the corner of a room, with embroidery hoops and houseplants decorating the walls and windowledgeA small pair of gold scissors in a rabbit design propped up against the edge of an embroidery hoopA person stands sideways with a cream bag displaying an embroidered bee design on their shoulder

Embroidery Ideas, Updates & Free Patterns

Welcome to Paraffle's Ideas, Updates, and Free Patterns corner!

Here, I've collected modern embroidery ideas, people that inspire me, and free patterns for hand embroidery that you can download, too!

Plus, I'll use this space to share Paraffle updates and peeks behind the scenes, so you can see what I'm working on next. Enjoy!

Sustainability and Carbon Offsetting

Sustainability and Carbon Offsetting

Sep 16, 2020Sammy Bishop

You might know that I'm always looking for ways to make Paraffle a more sustainable and environmentally friendly embroidery business...and I'm super happy to say that Paraffle is now offsetting...

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Free Sampler Pattern!

Free Sampler Pattern!

Sep 15, 2020Sammy Bishop

A little treat! I made this sampler recently while experimenting with new colours - and now I'm offering it as a free download on the website. Hooray!

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Christmas 2020: Out with the Old, in with the New

Christmas 2020: Out with the Old, in with the New

Aug 28, 2020Sammy Bishop

Yes! The Christmas embroidery kits are ready - with added jingle bells! Looking back to last year's Christmas designs and patterns, it's been quite a year...

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...on Being a Better Business

...on Being a Better Business

Aug 28, 2020Sammy Bishop

In the Spring/Summer of 2020, Paraffle had a bit of an overhaul - I ditched the plastic, and made a range of charity kits, following my strong belief that even...

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