Bonus Round: Angela Poole

By AlisonManey, Wed, 2018-06-13 18:01

Hello, stitchers! We're bringing you a brand new feature today -- Bonus Round! In Bonus Round features, we'll show you the questions that didn't make it into The World of Cross Stitching's In the Spotlight interviews. This month, find out all about cross stitch designer Angela Poole's stitchy passions!

Who taught you how to cross stitch?

My mum taught me how to thread a needle and work a basic running stitch. She mainly only stitched repairs and name labels in our clothes (although her sewing box always seemed like a box of treasures to me!). I taught myself how to cross stitch through the how-to guides and tips in the magazines. Cross Stitch magazines are a great place to look for help and advice if you’re interested in starting stitching – as well as developing your skills to stitch more challenging designs.

Do you prefer stitching for pleasure, or do you prefer designing?

If I had more time then I would definitely stitch for pleasure. There are a couple of dinosaur designs on my Etsy shop that my son would love to have in his bedroom, so they’re on my wish list time-wise. I currently mostly design and that’s still a lot of fun.

Do you have any other creative hobbies?

I’m definitely a multi-crafter. I’m passionate about card making and other papercraft techniques. I also dabble in scrapbooking and jewellery making. Crochet is also on my bucket list.

What are your plans for 2018?

Actually, 2018 is a really exciting year for us as we’re launching Angela Poole the brand, starting with a range of papercraft products! There’s one die in particular that’s unlike anything else on the market and I can’t wait to tell paper crafters about it! Our brand new website will be up and running soon and there will be many more cross stitch charts available to download too.

Don't forget to check out Angela Poole's terrarium cards in The World of Cross Stitching issue 270!

We hope you enjoyed the first edition of Bonus Round! Read the rest of the interview in The World of Cross Stitching issue 270, on sale 14th June 2018!




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