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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 on Saturday 23rd October 2021! Join me at 10am for the opening.

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!

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

How to stitch a cable stitch | Hello! Hooray!

How to stitch a cable stitch

26 March 2021 |

This week in The Happy Stitch Project, I’m showing you how to stitch a cable stitch. It’s a bit like stem stitch from week 8, but you alternate the sides of the loops when making the stitches and this gives a slightly thicker effect.

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Spring mandala with picot and tulip stitch | Hello! Hooray!

Spring mandala with picot and tulip stitch

19 March 2021 |

This week’s hoop design for The Happy Stitch Project is a spring mandala with picot and tulip stitch, stitched in a gorgeous spring-inspired colour palette.

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Woven rose bouquet hoop | Hello! Hooray!

Woven rose bouquet hoop

12 March 2021 |

What a week it has been. Everything feels really heavy at the moment doesn’t it? I said this last week in my newsletter too, but it still applies: it’s okay to take time out and switch off if you need to.

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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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