The Duchess of Cambridge has a new hobby inspired by her wedding dress according to the Royal School of Needlework.

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Kate's hobbies have generated quite some excitement this week after it emerged last week that she grows her own potatoes and makes her own jam. But now her interest in crafts is said to have extended to the world of embroidery.

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One of the embroiderers from the Royal School of Needlework, Sophie Long, who worked on Kate's iconic wedding dress, has revealed that the Duchess showed an interest in embroidery when her gown was being made. She made a personal visit to thank the needle workers for their work. At the time they didn't know who was designing the dress, which later emerged to be McQueen designer Sarah Burton, but they did know the fabric would go to create Kate's gown.

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Since working on the historic gown, Sophie has been featured in a new design book, Inspired: London - A guide to Handmade in London, £12.99 out in mid-November, and she is also published her own book Mastering the Art of Embroidery, £17.18.

We wonder if brides will pick up on what we're sure will be the next big trend!

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