NorthStarDMC’s Emma Broidery has been sharing ideas for Holiday crafting over the last few weeks and a recent post was chock full of embroidery ideas. And the idea was centered around having an ornament party. What a fun plan! Get …

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211113FH15Imaginesque – well, if I have said it once I have said it many, many times – I love the patterns from this site. This pattern is presented with the suggestion that is be worked up as a pincushion, but …

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13Vintage Spice and Everything Nice continues their series of circus-themed posts with a cute little raccoon playing a trumpet. He’s ready to lead the circus band marching down the street for a parade announcing the circus is in town. Along …

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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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10Vintage Spice and Everything Nice has been posting a series of free charts with a circus theme. Here’s the latest entry into the collection – a playful elephant who is balancing a ball on his (or her) trunk. In addition …

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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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o.htmOver at About.com DIY Fashion, Rain Blanken has collected several sets of embroidery designs for us to enjoy. Themes include vintage women, vintage little girls, fantasy, canines, butterflies, farm animals, and wild animals. Rain also has a gallery of finished …

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2Vintage Spice and Everything Nice is headed to the circus this week. One of the freebies posted is shown here – a sweet little elephant who is showing off his moves. Also included in the set is a clown that …

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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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Shoe stitchery bagLynn B. from Happiness is Cross Stitching is deviating a little from her usual medium of cross-stitch and sharing a hand embroidery project along with her usual cross-stitch projects for us to enjoy. According to Lynn B. “A girl can …

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141013TwoHere’s a fun free embroidery pattern from Imaginesque for you to hand stitch with the floss colors of your choice. You could stitch it all in one color. You could also chose a variegated floss and have a lot of …

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Funburst-Embroidery-DesignMary Corbet of Needle ‘N Thread has posted another free hand embroidery pattern for us to enjoy. She’s named it Funburst and I think it is aptly named. You can stitch it up in any colors, but I am seeing …

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9Barbara of Vintage Spice and Everything Nice has posted her fourth and final set of cheerleader-themed patterns in her Freebie Friday series. This action pattern will make any cheerleader happy to show her spirit. There are some bonus patters as …

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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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full_2134_68329_BloominMarvellous3_2This cute flower design is one of Kelly Fletcher’s free patterns available from her Craftsy shop. She is a prolific embroidery designer that has her patterns available from several sources. She has her Craftsy shop, an Etsy shop

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