Cristy of Lots of Neat Stuff gives us a quick look at Palestinian embroidery, known as tatreez, that uses cross-stitch patterns almost like code to convey cultural information. See her post.…

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Catherine McEver of Stuff You Can’t Have did more than salvage her tennis shoes when she mended them with boro stitching. By adding this traditional Japanese needlework to her kicks, she transformed them into art. See lots more photos at

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Mary Corbet of Needle ‘n’ Thread has embarked on a new many-staged project that she’s sharing with us in a series of posts. If you want to track her progress on the Hungarian Redwork Runner from beginning to end, she’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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This project takes my breath away. Zaffy of opusanglicanum says modestly that she created a “replica of a large piece of medieval embroidery done entirely in naturally dyed wools and silk.” The detail of this work is astonishing. Go to

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Gabi of Feeling Stitchy introduces us to Madeira embroidery, a traditional handcraft that became an important export of the island in the second half of the 19th century. Find out more from Gabi’s post.…

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Janet Perry of Nuts About Needlepoint offers readers an introduction to Kogin embroidery on canvas with a bit of background and a free pattern and instructions for a lovely sampler project. See her post.…

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Carolyn Foley of Caro-Rose-Creations has a special interest in Kogin embroidery — traditional needleweaving of northern Japan. She says,

Since I have started this technique I have found it very hard to find charted patterns.  There are some Japanese books

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Anita of Artistic Fingers shows how to start and end thread invisibly in shadow work. See her tutorial.…

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Into Craft has posted a review of the latest book by our beloved Yvette Stanton, Portuguese Whitework. And they’re also giving away a copy of the book! Go to the Into Craft post for entry details. The contest …

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Flowers of the Needle is available as a free download from Kathryn Goodwyn‘s Embroidery Page. Kathryn says,

This is a revised edition of the original of 1985, which went out of print in 1992. Years of persuasion by others

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(1) Ajiro Sashiko pattern from Royce’s Hub
(2) Needles and Pins from The Painted Quilt
(3) Five motifs from Broderie d’Antan
(4) May All Your Weeds be Wildflowers from Red Brolly (includes needlekeep pattern)
(5) Do Your Best from Hudson’s

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Hannah of enbrouderie gives us a close-up look at a Bedouin bridal veil from Dr. Shirazi’s collection that features traditional cross-stitched embroidery. Go to her blog post for more views.…

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Gabi of Feeling Stitchy continues her exploration of Portuguese embroidery with a look at fiance kerchiefs, a charming and colorful embroidered tradition. See her post.…

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A group of Moroccan women is touring the United States demonstrating the traditional carpet weaving of their African country. Find out more from The Washington Post. And many thanks to Etsy’s Storque for raising awareness about this opportunity to …

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