Craftour of Ireland with Lorna Bateman

Craftours of Ireland

My embroidery adventures take me all over the world and this October I was delighted when Annie’s, Just CrossStitch magazine invited me to explore the beauty of Ireland as the guest tutor with Craftours. Together with a group of nine keen embroiders and crafters we discovered incredible castles, soaring cliffs and scenery, warming Irish food and historic…


May 2018 Newsletter

I have finally gotten around to writing a news update – click the button below to read the latest newsletter which features an update on my book, new Chameleon threads, plus new craft tours and workshops. Click here   

Embroidered Country Gardens Glasses case SECTION

September 2017 Newsletter

A belated quarterly newsletter finally out! Do check it out and catch up with the latest updates. I have loads of news to share of a very busy few months, hence it appearing now instead of July. For those of you new to the site and who are not on Facebook, here is a link…


Newsletter from The Nest January 2017

I am posting the link to my last newsletter in January for those who maybe missed it. I am trying to do them every other month so will put one out again later this week – end of March. I am now in my new studio and this is the first newsletter written from there….

April Newsletter

At last I have a new newsletter out! Do check it out and catch up with the latest updates. It has only been out a few hours and already I have had a super response, with interest in classes, orders placed and new subscribers via my Face book embroidery page. For those of you new…

PP17 new pic for bag without borders

Needle ‘n Thread

29 November 2014 – News Update Wow!! what a response! Yesterday Mary Corbett very kindly featured me in her blog. Thank you Mary – the response took me totally by surprise.  All the lovely compliments certainly encourage me to carry on creating.  I love encouraging beginners to try their hand at embroidery and so…

Stand at Hampton Court

Back at the Knit & Stitch Show – Alexandra Palace 2014!

        I had a stand at Hampton Court two weeks ago as pictured above –  it was a beautiful show aimed at all crafts – many had not even seen or heard of ribbon embroidery so many watched me demonstrate. I even had someone ask if I had invented it!! Needless to add I was…

Needles Crewel 3-9 (2)

June/July special!

All customers placing any order during the months of June and July will receive a complimentary packet of embroidery, chenille or milliner’s needles with their order. Enjoy stitching! Lorna

Welcome to the new website!

At last – the new website! This has been an ongoing project for the last few months and due to the large number of items we carry, has taken a while to complete. Many thanks to Alastair Bruce who has been responsible for the lovely new layout –  It is a  pleasure to work…

Gallery – Shows

Over the past few years, as many of you will know,  I have worked continuously at improving and upgrading my stand at  shows.  The new display stand shows the kits and my designs off very well.