February 6, 2010

Saturday: Introducing Sam

french knot sheep
Stitched by incywincystitches

Sam, or incywincystitches, as you may know her on Flickr and her blog, is a multi-talented UK embroiderer and crafter. Her sense of color and the detailed simplicity of her work is inspiring and delightful.

Here's a mini-interview with Sam:

What will you be blogging on?
I will be blogging about my favourite flickr finds each week and will also introduce you to some amazing embroiderers from over here in the UK. But to begin with I will be hosting a swap on the Feeling Stitchy blog so keep an eye out for the ‘sign up’ details, which will be coming very soon!

Your favorite DMC floss color? That’s hard; I seem to find a new favourite colour with every new project! But I do love red, so I will say stranded 817.

Your favorite embroidery project?
My favourite project has to be my Little Red, which I designed and stitched a few months ago for the Hand Stitched swap over on Flickr.
hand stitched swap - sent

Your inspirations? I find inspiration everywhere: my family, nature, books, illustrations, blogs and flickr. But I guess my daughter, Emma is my biggest source of inspiration – I love being surrounded by all her toys, and books. Over the years I have put together many scrapbooks full of snips from magazines and illustrations from old books, and lately Emma’s crayon drawings have become more of a feature in my books and mood boards.

Your blog url? http://incywincytogs.blogspot.com

Any swaps / projects you're involved in? I am currently taking part in two swaps, a Valentine Heart Swap and a Alice in Wonderland swap which I’ve been sketching some pattern ideas for this week.

One word answer:
Freehand or pattern? Both
Messy or neat? Neat
Cute or edgy? Cute

Thanks, Sam! Stay tuned, everyone, for an exciting FS swap!!!

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on my blog, and find my vintage transfer collection at Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!


  1. i love Sam's work, it has a really clean and cute quality to it.
    and having actually met Sam in "real life" {even though my teen daughter gave me a stern lecture about meeting people you've met on the internet!!!} i can say she really is lovely :0)
    looking forward to your posts Sam.

  2. Lovely embroidery! The sheep are cute x

  3. Yes, Sam is a great crafter! I love her work.

  4. ahh, thank you for your comments xx