Elizabeth R Anderson

Miniature Embroideries

UK Specialist in Miniature Embroidery and Fine Needlework


Silk Gauze Kits
Ready to sew silk gauze embroidery kits complete with silk gauze, needle, threads, colour chart and full instructions.
Violet & Forget Me Not Watch Kit

Embroidery Settings
A range of embroidery settings for your own sewing, including large and small watches, brooches, hair slides, ear rings, thimbles and many more.

Completed Embroideries
Hand sewn in Cornwall. Your choice of setting and design from our range of miniatures.

Our Antique Collection
  • Chose from my private collection of Vintage and antique silk gauze items
  • Perfect specialist gifts for embroidery enthusiasts
  • Our kits can be used to complete your own antique settings
Antique gold pendant brooches set with our silk gauze floral designs.
A vintage silk gauze piece.
My Beginners Guide to Miniature Embroidery

Explore the world of miniature embroidery

64 page full colour book covering materials and techniques with worked examples for flowers, birds, animals and figures, all in miniature. Published by SEARCH PRESS needlecrafts.
Silk Gauze

Silk gauze available in a range of counts from 24 to 112 Holes per inch in precut sizes or cut to your own specification.

About Us

Elizabeth Rhian Anderson is a designer and specialist in fine embroidery. She started her small part time business in 1989 as a result of friends and family admiring her work and asking for commissions. Since then she has supplied her miniatures all over the world in addition to her “day job” as a UK health care professional. She moved with her family from Kent to Cornwall in 2013 and continues to sew in her sewing room overlooking the delightful River Fowey.

Get In Touch

Elizabeth R Anderson

Minature Embroideries.

Bodriggan, Golant.

Cornwall PL23 1LB

United Kingdom
Tel. +44 (0) 1726 832 370

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View from my sewing room
My ETSY Shop

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Some more information about my Miniature Embroideries.

How I started – my first embroidered locket thimble kit.

The little girls in the lockets photo below are our daughters – both are now rather grown up but still lovely! I have sold hundreds of these little Pewter Locket Thimble kits over the years as they make perfect presents with a range of embroidery designs to match a tiny photograph of your choice – everything from Alphabet letters to pretty flowers. Loved equally by mums, daughters, grandmothers and granddaughters – and yes we have sold to sons, dads and grandads!

Our models in the the mid 1980s…….they are a little bit more grown up now.

Business as usual, thank you.

Thank you to all our customers who have been busy sewing through the pandemic. We have continued to send Miniature Embroideries throughout the UK, Europe, the USA and even further afield throughout 2021 and 2022. We noted some delivery delay due to additional Customs checks in the EU post the UK leaving the European Union but this has settled down and it is now more like business as usual. We also have had some deliveries in the USA disrupted in the past year, mainly due to adverse weather effects or other disruption in some States but again these have been only occasional and it is now very much business as usual. I have been busy here with work commitments but have managed to sort out our stock and hence we have listed for sale some very keenly priced Anchor Cotton thread cones – see below for details. Hopefully most countries are now looking towards a substantial reduction in the disruption caused by the pandemic so we wish all our sewing and embroidery fans safe and successful sewing in 2022 and beyond. Liz February 2022

Miniatures galore!

Examples of what is available on my ETSY shop –


My daughter is wearing our large watch – with the very popular Pansies sewn on Silk Gauze.
Some of our small watches – pansy, rose and poppy designs on silk gauze.
Pretty brooches and a pendant in Silk Gauze – Forget Me Not design.
Matching brooch and earrings – Fuchsia design.
Pansies in a gold finish brooch with a British 50 pence piece for size comparison.
Fuschia brooch.
Cornish Tartan pocket mirror.

Miniatures galore!

Go to our ETSY site for more details on all our range https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MiniatureEmbroidery

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From my private collection.

An example from my private collection of embroideries, this is a rare and very pretty black petit point, 3 piece, brush, hair brush and mirror set with a Rose and Lily of the Valley design with fine silver finish to the metalwork. Beautifully made in England when England used to have a manufacturing base for items like this – now long gone. I place items like this on Ebay when I get time. These items are cleaned but in original condition and are not restored in any way. See this ebay link for details RARE VINTAGE PETIT POINT 3 PIECE BRUSH + MIRROR SET – ROSE & LILY OF THE VALLEY | eBay

Please contact me if you have an interest in more items like this as I have a large and colourful collection which I have gathered over several decades, bought at Antiques Fairs and Craft Fairs in the UK.

Another ever so pretty embroidered set from my private collection. Also on Ebay – PRETTY VINTAGE PETIT POINT VANITY BRUSH AND MIRROR SET – ROSES & WHITE DAISIES | eBay.

Anchors Away!

Vintage Clark’s Anchor 6 stranded Cotton Embroidery thread on cones. French made 100% Cotton. Priced by weight, sold as individual cones or sets of three. Many colours available. Clicky here for an example from our ebay listing https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/154860474264

These cones are typically sold in sets of three – for example three peach coloured cones as in the e Bay listing above, or we have blues, greens, reds etc and priced at £35 for a set of three. The cones are ideal for Sewing Clubs, Crafting Groups or small businesses who would like to take advantage of the huge savings compared to buying small skeins at retail prices. Please contact us if you need a specific Anchor colour number from the Anchor colour chart, we may have it in stock, prices for an individual cone from £10 to £15 depending on weight of thread on the cone.

Some examples:-

Colours 10, 9 and 8.
Colours 46, 19 and 13.
Colours 145, 146 and 128.
Colours 897, 895 and 778.