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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Kathy of The Unbroken Thread has completed the miniature Trevelyon’s Cap, and it is spectacular — everything we imagined it might be as we watched the project progress. Go to her blog post to enjoy views from every angle and

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(1) Kite Applique Block from Wee Folk Art
(2) Bitty Birdie Applique Block from Wee Folk Art
(3) Girl with veggie escorts from Jafabrit’s Art
(4) A Little Curtsy Goes a Long Way by June Jessie
(5) Mama and baby

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Mary Corbet of Needle ‘n’ Thread explains when you need a curved needle and how to use one. See her post.…

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Today’s 12 Days of Christmas giveaway at Needle ‘n’ Thread is 27 skeins of elegant crewel wool from Renaissance Dyeing. Go to Mary Corbet‘s blog post to enter before January 9.…

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Ooooooooo! Check out Kelly Fletcher‘s new pattern! She says,

A soft white cotton cushion measuring 40x40cm and featuring 10 crewelwork leaves. The PDF pattern includes requirements, the full-size design and embroidery instructions, as well as instructions on how to

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You could win some especially appetizing crewel kits from Mary Corbet‘s Needle ‘n’ Thread blog. Go to Mary’s post to enter before January 9.…

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Somehow I missed posting about this adorable ornament by Mollie Johanson of Wild Olive. Like her other handmade ornaments this year, it’s quick and easy. And this one is the perfect opportunity to dip your toe into crewelwork (embroidery …

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Revel in images of 17th century English bed hangings in the collection of the Embroidery Guild of America. See closeups of the Jacobean crewel embroidery. Get links to free patterns based on these works and courses in Jacobean embroidery. Go

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Kim of a dork with a needle has fallen in love with crewel embroidery. She explains how she achieved the subtle coloring in this Venus fly trap stitchery. Get the details from her post.…

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Bring flowers to life with some stitching tips and a long-and-short stitch tutorial from Yesteryear Embroideries. See her post.…

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Kathy of The Unbroken Thread gives us a little tour of laid and couched stitches. Check out her post.…

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Kathy of The Unbroken Thread shares her tricks for working a smooth curve in buttonhole stitch. See her post.…

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Here’s a great heads-up from Tricia of Thistle Threads:

The exhibit we have all been waiting for is finally open!…Cunning Needle – Four Centuries of Embroidery opened last Friday, Sept 2nd at Winterthur.  The exhibition will be open

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Janet M. Davies of JMD Designs has released a new trio of hand-embroidery designs in the style of medieval woodcuts. Charming. Janet says it uses only two basic stitches, so it’s a great project for beginners. See all of the

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