angelheart_smallRissa Peace Root shares a variety of counted thread, hand embroidery and Brazilian embroidery patterns including the simple angel design shown here. The patterns range from hearts to cats and won’t disappoint so be sure to go check them out. …

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The Kreinik Thread Blog shared a brochure for the meeting of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America this September in Naples, Florida. I intended to take a quick glance and got caught up for at least a half-hour. Dozens of opportunities …

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Mary Corbet of Needle ‘n’ Thread is asking for readers’ help identifying the stitch used to create the flower at the center of this image. She suspects it’s a type of bullion stitch, and she issues this challenge:

I’m going to

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Deepa of This and That blog takes a look at the differences in effect between perle cotton thread and the rayon threads used in Brazilian embroidery. Can you tell which is which in the photo? Check out her blog post

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Kathy Shaw (Shawkl) demos a tricky but gorgeous Brazilian embroidery stitch. This hydrangea flower uses boucle thread, which gives it extra texture. See the tute.…

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Mary Corbet of Needle ‘n’ Thread takes a look at Brazilian embroidery, illustrating her article with images of the gorgeous work of expert Loretta Holzberger. Mary’s post includes links to sources of specialized supplies for this form of dimensional …

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Mary Corbet of Needle ‘n’ Thread explains the difference between S-twist and Z-twist embroidery thread. She says,

In most commonly used embroidery stitches, you’re not going to see that much of a difference between the way the stitch looks, whether

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With holiday and gift stitching in mind, Deepa of This and That… blog has put together links to resources for Brazilian embroidery — a style of dimensional embroidery using rayon threads. See her post.…

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Di of Crafts Unlimited alerts us to a competition involving her 16 new Dreamscapes designs. Her e-newsletter says,

Running until the end of May 2011, you may enter as many embroidered pieces from the Dreamscapes series as you like. There

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Sharon Shetley is guest blogging on Needle ‘n’ Thread about her role in the popularization of Brazilian embroidery, a dimensional style (similar to stumpwork) that usually focuses on flowers and nature. You’ll enjoy her story and the wealth of  photos. …

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