Tag Archives: needlework

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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Friday Finds — 02/17/17

Friday Finds is my weekly round-up of needlework, textile, books and art links from my wanderings around the web. This Week’s Links: Do you want to frame your own cross-stitch pieces but aren’t sure how to do it? Here’s a … Continue reading

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Winter Cross-Stitch Color Palette

This is the first in what I hope will be an occasional series of posts of color palettes to inspire cross-stitch, embroidery, and other needlework projects. There will be two parts to this. Today I am featuring the first color … Continue reading

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Findings–11/26/16

Hope my U.S. readers had a lovely Thanksgiving. I took a little break, but I’m back. I haven’t done much sewing, but I’ve been reading books like crazy. But, I plan to have some stitchy progress to show soon. Findings is … Continue reading

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Vintage Needlecraft Magazine

A couple of weeks ago my mom gave me two vintage issues of Needlecraft Magazine dated July 1925 and September 1926. She found them in an antique shop in Michigan.     The magazine covers a wide variety of topics. … Continue reading

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Findings–09/23/16

Autumn is officially begun in the northern hemisphere. Happy Fall, y’all! 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: Mary Ann at Just Stitching completed … 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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