Linked-Chain-beaded-5Sharon B has two chain stitch tutorials posted on her Pin Tangle blog. One is a plain chain stitch and the other is a beaded chain stitch. She provides photo tutorials for both and lays them out so clearly that …

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fd7697c7-45bc-430d-93f6-6a368cb4bddb_zps3161859aIf you have kids or grandkids, one project that is fun and almost a necessity is a tooth fairy pillow. Kelly at My Simple Walk has created a tutorial that shows how to take a completed piece of needlework and …

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6a00e55007f5938834019b0237dff4970b-320wiThe S-word results in empty bread and milk shelves in my neck of the woods – to say we don’t deal well with snow in the South is an understatement. But that doesn’t mean we don’t like watching snowflakes fall …

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stripeytreeOver at Nuts About Needlepoint, Janet M. Perry is showing off how to create a stripey Christmas tree using two common Needlepoint stitches. She also provides a tutorial for the Smyrna Crosses on the post and will have tutorial for …

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il_570xN.192157887While browsing around Etsy, I found this really fun set of embroidery patterns that will make a great holiday project for yourself or to give as gifts. The set includes redwork patterns with one scene featuring three snowmen, a set …

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Surface_Quaker_02Mary Corbet of Needle ‘N Thread has posted a round up of her Christmas patterns so you can enjoy all the designs she has posted over the years and use them in your Christmas crafting. Whether you are making ornaments …

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teadyeJanet M. Perry over at Nuts About Needlepoint is anticipating all the cooking this week and with cooking comes scraps. She’s gathered up some resources for ideas on how to use those scraps for experimenting with using them to dye …

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pearlsIf you have ever wanted to learn how to make your own pearl cotton and other pearl fiber, such as pearl silk, now is your chance. If you aren’t familiar with pearl fibers, you don’t know what you are missing …

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shishaezMary Corbet of Needle ‘N Thread has been posting a series of Shisha stitch tutorials. Just a reminder – Shisha stitch is the one where the stitches hold mirrors onto the ground fabric. The stitches are usually a combination of …

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Jeweled Waterfall Honey DrizzleMiranda from the Tatting Fool blog has posted another pattern that raises money for a good cause. It is inexpensive and quite beautiful. The pendant design is only $4 US and raises funds for the New Mexico Brain Injury Alliance. …

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shisha23Mary Corbet has been sharing some Shisha stitch tutorials on her Needle ‘N Thread blog recently. So far she has done a basic Shisha stitch tutorial and then a variation on the Shisha stitch variation. Now she is sharing a …

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closedfeather5This week for TAST (Take a Stitch Tuesday) Sharon B. is featuring Turkman stitch. This stitch is also called Closed Feather stitch. It is versatile and may be used for counted thread or surface embroidery work. You can use it …

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threaded_chevron_stitch_3Sarah of Sarah’s Hand Embroidery Tutorials blog has a tutorial on how to stitch Threaded Chevron Stitch this week that clearly explains how to stitch this stunning stitch. It may be used for both surface hand embroidery and counted thread …

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IMG_0656_1Ina at Let’s Learn Embroidery blog has posted an excellent tutorial on how to make a ribbon embroidery dragonfly. If you think ribbon embroidery is complicated, think that no more. Ina breaks it down into easy steps using photos and …

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CF_VeritasMainThe latest freebie from Emma Broidery at DMC Thread’s Blog looks like a really fun project. It is called “In Vino Veritas” and it taken from an old Latin phrase that is attributed to Pliny the Elder and translates to …

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