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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

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

“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

    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, among other...

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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

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

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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A history of Hungarian Embroidery – Matyó

The next stop along my travels through Hungarian embroidery is Matyó (ma-tjo). Matyó or Matyóság is the collective term for the area that supports the arts dedicated to Matyó culture. Located in northeastern Hungary, Matyó compromises the three main villages of...

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A history of Hungarian Embroidery – Kalocsa

Kalocsa As with most Hungarian embroidery, the Kalocsa patterns became very popular in the mid-19th century with the rise of nationalism in Hungary. Originally, Kalacsa used white embroidery on white cotton as coloured thread was expensive and only became mainstream...

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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.


Selvedge Magazine, 30th August 2017


Cross Stitch Magazine Issue 271

February 2017

Bournemouth Echo


Woman Alive

November 2016

Woman Alive

November 2016

Bournemouth Echo


S Magazine, Sunday Express

4 December 2016

Sew Magazine

January 2017

Simply Sewing

Issue 19

Simply Sewing

Issue 19

– Events –

Country Living Spring Fair, 27-30 April 2018

Little Hungarian Hears will be located at in the New Business section, so do come say hi!

This is your one-stop shop for homeware, gifts and fashion for the year ahead. With plenty of exciting features in store, don’t miss the chance to glean expert business advice from those in the know at the Country Living Theatre, fashion your own decorations at the Craft and Create Rooms and discover new talent at the Pop-up Market.

Alexandra Palace, London, N22 7AY






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