Tag Archives: embroidery

Free Vintage Needlework Patterns Online

Thanks to university libraries and dedicated individuals in the United States and around the world, it is possible to find hundreds of free, out-of-copyright needlework and embroidery books and patterns online. If you are interested in embroidery history or vintage … Continue reading

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Securing Your Pattern While Stitching

What do you do with your cross-stitch or needlework pattern while stitching? How to you secure it or keep it close so you can refer to it when needed? Someone asked this on a cross-stitch forum recently, and I had … Continue reading

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9+ Gift Ideas for Stitchers

Do you have a stitcher in your life? I put together this little guide for gift ideas for cross-stitchers, embroiderers, and other needlework enthusiasts. Whether you are looking for a gifts for a friend who loves needlearts or you are … Continue reading

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Stumpwork Flower is Finished!

And, there was much rejoicing throughout the land as I finally completed the stumpwork embroidery flower project. I was determined to complete it Sunday afternoon. First I had to finish embroidering the background bits. Now, I wasn’t really using the best … Continue reading

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WIP Weds: Embroidery & New Design

Hello. It may no longer be Wednesday in some parts of the world, but it is still Wednesday here in chilly Chicago. Autumn has arrived this week. I have not done much stitching in the past week. I have hardly … Continue reading

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WIP Weds: Stumpwork Embroidery Update

This is becoming the project that will never end. I am beginning to resent it. I am tempted to put it away for a while, but I also want to finish it…We shall see if I make any progress over … Continue reading

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How Do You Organize Miscellaneous Threads?

I spent some of the weekend trying to corral my needlework and craft supplies. I had WIPs, finished projects, fabric, charts, kits, magazines, hoops, and more stacked in many little piles around the room. I threw a few things away, … Continue reading

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How I Finished My Chicken Scratch Heart as a Pillow & Other Updates

When I sat down to write this post I was feeling a little sad because I have not touched the stumpwork embroidery project since last week. But, I did get some things done over the past week. First, I finished … Continue reading

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WIP Weds: Two More Petals Completed

Last week I only had two flower petals of my stumpwork embroidery project finished after several weeks of agonizing. Now I am on a roll, and I have stitched two more flower petals in just one week. I only need to … Continue reading

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Findings–09/02/16

This week I am very grateful for this three-day weekend. Happy Labor Day! Findings is my weekly round-up of needlework, textile, books and art links from my wanderings around the web. Here are this week’s links: Archaeologists in Russia have … Continue reading

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