Poetry, watercolor, embroidery in one small piece. Artwork by Iviva Olenick of Were I So Besotted. The hashtag underscores Iviva’s use of a traditional artform in untraditional ways. Go to Iviva’s blog to see lots more of her amazing work

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Check out this rockin block created by Claudia W of Austria for the Crazy Quilt Journal Project 2013. The colors, the lovely stitch choices, the images keep my eyes traveling — I’m captivated by the details. And I adore her …

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 Marjolein of Threads and Patches has finished her crazy/art quilt for the Message in a Bottle challenge. I’ve enjoyed this series so much, watching sky and hills emerge, bits of lace turn become waves, sequins turn into seafoam and sparkles. …

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 I’m crazy for the block that Sandra M of Washington, USA, created with silk-ribbon embroidery, bits of trim, buttons, beads, and scraps of jewelry. What a sumptuous piece! To see a photo you can click to enlarge, go to the

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 Rachel of Imagine Gnats pays homage to the dimensional applique/embroidery hoops of one of her favorite artists (and ours), Lucky Jackson, with this stitchery for a crafters’ exchange. See her post to find out how she pulled it off

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 Allie Aller‘s latest work, Twenty Years in the Garden, is complete. Although Allie identifies herself as a crazy-quilter, her work falls somewhere between that Victorian tradition and the dimensional styles of stumpwork and Brazilian embroidery. So rich in detail, …

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 As a stitcher, you may or may not know Claire Brown‘s name. But I know you’ve heard of Miso Funky (now called The Bellwether). Jenny Henry helps us get to know this unconventional designer and embroiderer through an online …

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 See this bear? Totally huggable, I know. But look at the workmanship. The straight seams, the gentle sculpting, the beautiful embroidery with moderately advanced stitches. Really lovely. Carolyn Foley of Caro-Rose-Creations says,

One of our students, Tara, has finished her

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 Best. Travel pillow. Ever. Karamba! made this funky feline of faux fur and hypoallergenic filling. Imagine napping on a long flight with this kitteh snuggled on your shoulders. Brilliant! Go to her blog for more views and images you can

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 Arlene White came up with a brilliant theme for her blocks for Crazy Quilt Journal Project 2013. She’s stitching the Twelve Days of Christmas! She shows us how the first two blocks came together. Go to her blog to see

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 Allie Aller (Allie’s in Stitches) is stitching a garden into her latest art quilt. Go to her blog post to find out more about how to stitch rows of cauliflower, onions, salad greens, and squash. So much fun!…

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 Katie of Mother Eagle interprets Deadly Henbane in stumpwork. Her post isn’t exactly a tutorial, but her photos and narrative give a good sense of her technique. And you’re going to want to see the images in full size and …

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 Droolworthy: the modern “blackwork” of Sami Teasedale of Teasemade. Sami describes herself:

Maker of treats hand stitched with a needle and thread, from jewellery treasures to intricate textile artwork. I have a love for hand embroidery and I am a

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 Deriana of DeriDolls created this miniature version of Margaret Tudor as portrayed by K of the USA. Deri says,

Her gorgeous attire was mostly made by her mother, so I had some pretty big shoes to fill! I could embroider

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 Sylvia Windhurst of WindyRiver says,

Inspired by a Japanese woodcut print of a moonlit night over water, I decided to embroider a landscape to grace the cover of an ash wood jewelry box. I liked the simple shapes and colors

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