070813FourImaginesque posted this great flower hand embroidery pattern as one of several variations of a flower design. This one happens to be my favorite. You could use it as an outline embroidery or for a quilt square or as any …

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artichoke2All Things Needlepoint is announcing a new way to save and to increase your collection of needlepoint canvases. Become a member of their “Stitch a Garden Club” and choose from a wide selection of florals and other botanical canvases. The …

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paper grid stitch 1I have been thinking about mixed media projects a lot lately and I read this week that I am not the only one. Olisa Corcoran of Cocoaeyesthestitcher has been musing over them too. Her latest blog has a lot of …

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6a00e55007f593883401901e535928970b-320wiOver at Craftside this week, there’s a great video tutorial with an accompanying graphic tutorial on how to make a mixed media pocket travel journal. So get out your best cardstock and ribbons and follow along and make a travel …

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Nursery_1This familiar little lass has a little lamb following her. This will be a fun stitch to do up either in pastel colors for a nursery or even in more bold primary colors for a more impactful look. What colors …

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Olisa Corcoran posted this wonderful piece of stitchery on her blog recently. I immediately recognized the subject being married to an electricity nerd myself. It is Nikola Tesla of course. And the design was stitched ever so perfectly by Rachel …

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photo I don’t wear belts to much, but I am always attracted to needlepoint belts for some reason – go figure. I like the long skinny shapes. So, this finishing idea I saw on Chapel Hill Needlepoint’s blog really stood out …

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il_570xN.473696455_9ul3With Independence Day almost upon us, here in the US, our thoughts turn to patriotism and some of us may want to do some patriotic stitching. Over at Etsy, The Cuckoo Clocks shop has a pattern that is perfect for …

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Jessica Grimm wrote us:

I thought you might be interested in the finished crewelwork projects of the first group of Royal School of Needlework students in the Netherlands. Their work is stunning!

I couldn’t agree more. Lovely! Go to Jessica’s

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Wait! Is that the famous white bunny of Nicole of Follow the White Bunny transformed into a………jackalope? Yes!! Nicole says,

He’s based on this free pattern of mine from a couple of years back and over the weekend he magically

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This new work by Tod Hensley of Flying Haystacks is so rich in design, stitch, and color that I can’t stop studying it. Tod says,

I talked about hand making multi-colored floss which I use a lot of here. I

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Meri of Agulhas da Meri befriended me when I first started writing for CraftGossip almost five years ago. I soon learned that she was known throughout the online needlework community not only for her inspirational traditional Portuguese embroidery, but also …

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Trish Burr interviews Canadian artist Margaret Vant Erve, whose work combines painting and embroidery to create remarkable landscapes. Find out a bit about her background, her technique, and her interests and see many more examples of her art at

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Eleanor Pigman, bead-embroiderer extraordinaire, has recently turned her needle to capturing images of sealife. The colors, the textures…exquisite. She says, “My work is changing and becoming more organic in many ways.” What hasn’t changed is the excellence of her …

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This bit of bead embroidery made me gasp a little. Its creator, bead-embroidery goddess Robin Atkins, says,

Getting back to bead embroidery definitely makes me happy, although this piece really isn’t about being happy. It’s my Bead Journal Project

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