Sophia, Fundraiser for Ukraine

On February 24th, 2022, Russia launched an invasion on Ukraine which has quickly turned into a bloody and devastating war. Many lives have been turned upside down forcing women and children to flee their country leaving behind loved ones, their home and everything...

Keep it Simple

Have you ever dreamed of feeling composed, productive, calm and relaxed in the mist of everything going on? Have you ever marveled at the idea of a house permanently put together, laundry caught up to and a fridge constantly hosting exactly what you need to prepare...

Transfer a pattern without tracing

I have received a few messages recently, asking me for the best method to transfer a pattern without tracing. I get it, tracing on fabric can sometime be difficult and you also might want to work with a fabric that makes it hard to see through because it is too thick...

Stitch these Christmas Cacti with me!

Happy Friday! Can you feel that Christmas vibe? I have been saying for days that it is way too early for me to think about Christmas yet and I have just realized that we are 6 weeks away! It is therefore the perfect time to relaunch these Christmas Cacti and stitch...

The Autumn Stitch Along is finished

Do you want to join a free stitch along and learn embroidery with a very cute hoop?  On Friday last week we stitched the very last piece to our Autumn Stitch Along. A cute little Hedgehog came to complete 3 weeks of daily meetings with lovely ladies who came to stitch...

Stitch in Focus; the Satin Stitch

So, you are at the beginning of your Embroidery journey and you would like to learn? I want to help you and that's why I am starting a series on the various stitches that you will want to learn in order to practice this craft.  I also wanted to illustrate this series...

Getting started with Brick Stitch

Following my last post,  and after ending the Summer Stitch Along, I made the decision to give myself the gift of time and try a new skill I have been meaning to try for years! Beaded Jewelry. I think I purchased my first supplies back in 2018 and they have sat at the...

On filling my own cup…

Hey, what's up, yo! Ok, that sounds weird. My kids would probably cringe in a corner, should they witness this moment... Weird and empty, that's how I have been feeling in the last few weeks. This is the first time, ever, that I can't even stand my own self. I don't...

One week into the Summer Stitch Along…

And what a week it has been! The wonderful and talented Jessica Turner of The Mom Creative gave me a huge shout out, sending over no less than 300 new followers my way and wow, how exciting that was to see so many new faces and generate so many sweet and encouraging...

Summer Stitch Along

We are ready to launch! The Summer Stitch Along will start next Monday 03rd August 2020 with Day 1. I am so excited about it, although I have to say that I have given myself a lot of hard time about it. I wanted to release it 3 weeks ago but the overwhelm with...
Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mummies, mommies, mamans out there. You do, WE do a bloody amazing job! I was scrolling mindlessly through my Instagram feed, in my tiny American bath. You know, the ones which almost sole’s purpose is to act as a shower tray....

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Can you dare to dream at 45?

Can you dare to dream at 45?

In just under 2 weeks, I will be 45. That seems huge.... You know, when I was 25 I really thought that, by now, I would have it all figured out. Well, first of all I would have a career. I most certainly would have not jumped off the wheel to have children and raise...

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DMC Color Combination #4

DMC Color Combination #4

Pin this! Image Credit: Aaron Bengochea via DominoYou are free to save and share this color palette. However I am asking that you credit me Frenchmango.com for the color combination and the author of the original image for the inspiration. Request a DMC Thread Color...

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How to finish your hoop

How to finish your hoop

When you are done and happy with your stitching, you may decide to display your work on your wooden hoop. The first thing you would want to do is make sure that it is washed if necessary (it may not need to be) and ironed. Place it back into the hoop, ensuring it is...

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DMC Color Combination #2

DMC Color Combination #2

Pin This! Image credit @starbackgroundYou are free to save and share this color palette. However I am asking that you credit me Frenchmango.com for the color combination and the author of the original image for the inspiration. Request a DMC Thread Color Combination! ...

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DMC Color Combination #1

DMC Color Combination #1

Pin This! Image credit  https://mydiogenes-blog.tumblr.com & https://www.flickr.com/photos/37047946@N07/ Request a DMC Thread Color Combination!  You have an image, you like the colors, you struggle with finding the right DMC thread combination? Feel free to email...

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‘Tis the season to be homesick…

‘Tis the season to be homesick…

Falalala lala lala... Yup this is it... Every year at exactly this same time, passed the Halloween extravaganza, I find myself mopping around and wishing I was back in the UK. I dream of biting into a mince pie, M&S or waitrose’s best. I imagine walking into shops...

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Rainbow Sampler Kits are in store!

Rainbow Sampler Kits are in store!

Do you want to learn or practice 6 basic embroidery stitches? This Rainbow Pattern is and will continue to be free if you join the Hoop Club. You can access more info and the link right here if you would like. However, for those who wish to purchase the full kit...

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Have I told you how much I love Autumn…?

Have I told you how much I love Autumn…?

We have been living in the Midwest for just over 5 years now and I can honestly say that I have fallen in love with Autumn here. There is something absolutely magical about this time of the year that I have never experienced in the same way in the UK or even France....

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Peggy Poyser Embroidery Artist

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French Mango was founded by me, Peggy, French Embroidery artist, living in Chicagoland. I teach Embroidery and design colorful patterns inspired by nature.

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