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The 9 mental health secrets behind my business

If you’ve followed Kraken Kreations you’ll know I don’t have any big mental health secrets. I’m open about my PND, PTSD and pre-business breakdown. In fact, the Kraken Kreations community chats this stuff during my routine audits. Well it’s Mental Health Awareness Week from 14 – 20 May and I have several smaller mental health […]

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The case for sweary textile art (in 6 points)

If you’re a fan of Kraken Kreations you’ll know that I make sweary textile art. I first started swearing on brooches, then pieces like these balloons and finally embroidery hoops. You customers love it but I still get the odd question about why I include expletives in my work at all. Thing is, telling people […]

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How to transfer embroidery designs

Listen up, kraken lovers! In case you missed it on my Facebook page this week (what? WHY?), here’s my vlog about how I transfer my designs from paper onto fabric. I use the carbon paper method for my embroidery hoops and you can find out how this particular brand of witchcraft works in my little […]

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Eye eye

The barking thing about doing anatomical embroidery as a hobby is the effect it has on everyone who sees me do it. I often do it in public, usually in coffee shops, where I bash out an occipital belly of occipitofrontalis over an Americano (say THAT sentence after too many Babychams). It absorbs me beyond […]

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Show off

You know, as much as I adore working my sewing shed there are still moments when I lift my head from the cutting table and realise that I haven’t meaningfully left my house in several days. I will have shuttled back n forth between said house and said shed as well as done the odd […]

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