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There are about 20 different types of identifiable embroidery in Hungary today.  The most famous being Kalocsa and Matyo. I hope to bring you snapshot of all of them on my blog. Like embroidery and textiles? Work with me and be my guest! Email me on hello@littlehungarianhearts.co.uk.

Order your Felt Dolls for Christmas

Santa and his Sack Poinsettia Angel Holly  These dolls are currently on order from the ladies in Romania who make them. They tell me they will be available in late November/early December as they have become very popular and are working on back...

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Now available at Gem of England, Burley in the New Forest

You can now buy gifts by Little Hungarian Hearts at Gem of England in Burley, Hampshire. Indigo napkins, table runners and hearts are available to buy for Christmas and Birthday gifts, or just something for you. Gem of England is a beautiful shop set in the middle of...

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Cooking with Fire – Paprika

Cooking with Fire – Paprika

“We left in pretty good time, and came after nightfall to Klausenburgh. Here I stopped for the night at the Hotel Royale. I had for dinner, or rather supper, a chicken done up some way with red pepper, which was very good but thirsty. (Mem. get recipe for Mina.) I...

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Our Weekend at Handmade Fair 2017

Our Weekend at Handmade Fair 2017

    What an exhilarating weekend at Hampton Court!  My first major exhibition is now over and after months of preparation, advertising and social media, it has turned out to be a great success.  I teamed up with my friend, Fee from FeeLanzinoDesign who,...

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About Us and What We Stand for

About Us and What We Stand for

The rich tapestry of life isn’t just in the arts and crafts of the English or Scottish countryside, but across Europe and  in the stunning collections of skilled and accomplished artisans of Hungry and Transylvania. We import the beautiful cushions, napkins, table...

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Join us at The Handmade Fair! 15th – 17th September 2017

Join us at The Handmade Fair - 15th - 16th September 2017 From 15th-17th September the UK's best loved creative day out, The Handmade Fair, will be returning to The Green at Hampton Court Palace! Get ready for a wonderful weekend of inspiration, hands-on workshops and...

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The History of Blue (Indigo) Print in Hungary – Part I

The History of Blue (Indigo) Print in Hungary – Part I

Dyed fabrics have been part of civilization for thousands of years. Indigo or blue print arrived in Europe from India and the Far East and became very fashionable in the French courts in the 17th century in the form of textiles and clothes. Initially, a number of...

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Some of my favourite Valentine Hearts

Some of my favourite Valentine Hearts

If you are celebrating Valentine's Day or Galentine's Day, check out some of my current favourite images of embroidered hearts. If you are exchanging gifts, embroidered hearts have so much more meaning that chocolates or flowers - and they have a lot less calories! I...

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Crafternoon with MIND Charity

I'm very proud to be part of this wonderful article in Sew Magazine on the correlation between Mindfulness and Sewing. The mental health charity, Mind, also recognises the link between crafting and good mental health. Mind has created Crafternoon Sessions as a way of...

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Hello

Hello, I'm Christina, stitcher, embroiderer, a supporter of women’s collectives, wine lover, and owner of Little Hungarian Hearts. Here you will find articles about Hungarian embroidery and beyond. May contain food. And cats.

- PRESS -

Woman Alive Magazine

April 2018

Cross Stitch Magazine Issue 271

February 2017

Bournemouth Echo

 

Simply Sewing

Issue 19

Selvedge Magazine, 30th August 2017

 

Woman Alive

November 2016

Bournemouth Echo

 

Simply Sewing

Issue 19

Woman Alive

November 2016

S Magazine, Sunday Express

4 December 2016

Sew Magazine

January 2017

– Events –

Michaelmas fair, st. Mary's school 31st October - 1st November

A two day Michaelmas Fair supporting Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance, Wiltshire Air Ambulance and RNLI Swanage Lifeboat Station. 50 stallholders – quality and variation to interest all shoppers! Michaelmas wine bar and Bird and Carter café available.

Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 9LP 

powderham castle michaelmas fair 14th November

20th anniversary. A frame loom weaving workshop from Elka Textiles for those creative shoppers. Sponsored by Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood auctioneers and valuers who will be providing free valuations so dig through your attic and bring along your hidden treasures.
I’ve got a few tickets to the fair so if you are interested, email me.
Early bird tickets are £3.50 and can be bought from Eventbrite. £5 at the door.

Powerderham Castle, Kenton, Exeter, EX6 8JQ

FARNHAM MALTINGS CHRISTMAS FAIR, 27th-28th November

CHRISTMAS FAIR – Farnham Maltings

This wonderful Christmas Fair is full of festive charm, featuring a bustling marketplace with over 150 stands specialising in handmade gifts, unique stocking fillers, crafts, vintage, food and drink.

Farnham Maltings, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7QR

royal southern yacht club christmas fayre, 2nd Nov.

Come and see what this Christmas Fayre has to offer at the Royal Southern Yacht Club.

Paralympic Gold medallist Helena Lucas MBE will attend.

Hambe-le-Rice, Hampshire, SO31 4HB

Littledown Christmas Fair, 24th November

Littledown Christmas Fair, Bournemouth

Great for gift inspiration, where you can browse with a cup of mulled wine or just enjoy the festive fun and atmosphere.
There will be up to 140 stalls selling a range of Christmas gifts including handmade artisan gifts made by talented crafters, jewellery, fused glass, local preserves, chutneys, award winning fudge, seasonal cakes, chestnuts, cheeses and much more. As well as Christmas decorations, Christmas cards and wrapping paper, wreaths, food and hampers.

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