Tag Archives: embroidery

Ribbon Embroidery Books and Tutorials

I have started the ribbon embroidery on my challenge project for my embroidery guild. But, I have never tried ribbon embroidery before, so I have been seeking out what resources I can to help me along. Today I am sharing … Continue reading

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WIP Weds: All Shall Be Well (Soooo close!)

These are the days I curse my day job for taking away so much potential stitching time. I am very close to completing the All Shall Be Well cross-stitch piece, but I have not quite finished. Over this past weekend … Continue reading

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Pinch Purse Challenge Project: Decisions, Decisions

I have not made a real start on the pinch purse summer challenge project for my embroidery guild. I need to figure out what fabric I am going to use, and then I need to select a design for the … Continue reading

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WIP Weds: All Shall Be Well, Part 1,000

Backstitching is happening here on the “All Shall Be Well” cross-stitch quotation. Once upon a time, I didn’t like to do backstitching. I thought it was tedious and boring. But, it makes such a difference in a project. Here is … Continue reading

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Pinch Purse Summer Challenge Project

Every summer my embroidery guild group comes up with a challenge project for members to complete, if they wish. Last year the challenge project was to complete a patriotic-themed piece, and I stitched the “Liberty Stars” counted canvaswork project. This … Continue reading

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Rice Stitch Color Theory Project Completed

Last week I finished the color theory stitching piece I started as an embroidery guild project. The pattern used three different colors of embroidery floss to stitch different layers of a rice stitch variation. For each section of the pattern, … Continue reading

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WIP Weds: All Shall Be Well and a Color Theory Project

I have two stitching projects to share this week. First, I am still working on my “All Shall Be Well” Julian of Norwich cross-stitch project, and I have made more progress on the lettering. Then, I have a new project … Continue reading

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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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