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Welcome to Hello! Hooray! - a blog about the things I love to make and do. My name is Clare Albans, and I am a mama, maker and author living in Newcastle upon Tyne. I am passionate about living a creative life, and hope that through my blog and shop you will find lots of ideas of how to bring creativity into your own life too.

IMPORTANT POSTAL INFO

All orders currently shipping as normal - shipping is WORLDWIDE from the UK.

EU CUSTOMERS: Please note that there will be additional VAT and service charges applicable on import to the European Union, due to changes made from 1st July 2021. These are NOT included in any prices on my website and will be charged to you when your order arrives.

(Updated 4th July 2021.)

Haberdashery shop coming soon!

I am delighted to be opening up my bricks-and-mortar haberdashery shop in October 2021!

Situated at 16 Tyne View, Lemington, we are ideally placed for public transport and will be wheelchair accessible too. The shop will be open two days a week at first, with the option to click and collect being available as well. For more info about the studio, click here.

My shop has been brought to life through Kickstarter - thank you so much to everyone who has made this dream a reality! Still time to pledge - ends 10th September, 17:59 BST.

Buy a copy of my book!

Colourful Fun Embroidery features 24 modern hand embroidery projects to bring joy and happiness to your life!

Treat yourself or a pal and order your copy today.

Exclusive kits to accompany the book are also available in my shop. Yay!

Latest blog posts

Long and short stitch lettering | Hello! Hooray!

Long and short stitch lettering

30 April 2021 |

This week in The Happy Stitch Project, we’re learning long and short stitch. It’s a beautiful stitch for shading, so you can achieve an ombre effect with different shades of the same colour, or blend different colours together. Our project this week is long and short stitch lettering, and I’ll show you how to stitch…

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Mastering the bullion knot | Hello! Hooray!

Mastering the bullion knot

23 April 2021 |

This week in The Happy Stitch Project, we’ll be mastering the bullion knot! 💪 I tried these a couple of weeks ago and failed. It was so frustrating, and I thought that I might not ever be able to stitch them! But I’ve actually worked out why that is now (after a big discussion with…

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Adding Danish knots to the knot sampler | Hello! Hooray!

Adding Danish knots to the knot sampler

02 April 2021 |

This week, we’re adding Danish knots to the knot sampler that we started last week in The Happy Stitch Project. They take a little practice, but once you’ve got the knack then you’ll be stitching them in no time!

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Hello! Hooray! nominated for another Amara blog award!

I was delighted to be nominated for an Amara blog award for the second year running in 2019. Thank you to whoever nominated me in the 'Best Creative & Skill' category.

Have you ever wanted to learn hand embroidery?

Book your one-to-one lesson or a place on one of my workshops here, or buy a kit.

#colourfulfunembroidery

You'll find everything you need to stitch your own #colourfulfunembroidery in my online haberdashery!

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