Hannah of enbrouderie introduces us to another ethnic stitching tradition. She says,

Kasuti is a type of embroidery from Karnataka, India. Like blackwork, it is geometric and worked in double running stitch. However, it is traditionally very brightly colored.

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Janet M. Davies of JMD Designs shares a pattern and shows us several ways to use it — as a counted cross-stitch motif, as counted blackwork, and as freehand embroidery. See her post and get the freebie.…

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(1) Four Seasons Blackwork Band Sampler
(2) Tri-Face Floral (3 designs)
(3) Laughing Sampler
(4) Time for Tea
(5) I Aten’t Dead Subversive Sampler
(6) Miniature Winter Blackwork Band Sampler
(7) Miniature Autumn Blackwork Band Sampler
(8) Miniature Spring Blackwork

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Roseann of Rosebud’s Cottage gives us a close-up look at some of the red and white quilts on display at a quilt show in New York City last month, many incorporating redwork embroidery. You’ll enjoy her photos. Go to Roseann’s

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With just the addition of a small bow to tie on the rings, this gorgeous needlework-sampler pillow could easily become the perfect ring-bearer pillow. Or, if there’s not a wedding on the horizon, wouldn’t it make a lovely addition to …

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Janet M. Davies of JMD Designs has released instructions for Eva Owl in contemporary schwalm and whitework! Go to her blog post for April 1 for the links.

Janet says, “30% of monetary sales from this website until the1st June …

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Carol Leather of Needlework Tips & Techniques has published a new e-book on whitework. She says, “It is the accumulated instructions, diagrams and complete chart for the whitework sampler” featured as a stitch-along in her newsletter. Get the free download

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I heart these new kits from Karen of maggie makes. Buy the kit and make a softie pin for your valentine. The kit includes everything you need, right down to the hoop and needles. Or give a kit to …

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Ansie of sol y sombra lets us look over her shoulder as she interprets a photograph in blackwork. See the post.…

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Just in case you’re eager to start stitching next year’s holiday decor and gifts, here’s one last round-up of free Christmas designs.
(1) Paix from Cachounette
(2) Couronne aux anges from Cachounette
(3) Joyeux Noël from Bien le Bonjour aux

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(1) Falling Snowflakes by Connie G. Barwick of About.com
(2) Let It Snow from Bird Brain Designs
(3) Snow and Frost Humbug from Kincavel Krosses
(4) Snowflake Humbug from Kincavel Krosses
(5) Snowflake Humbug 2 from Kincavel Krosses
(6) Avalanche

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This desktop calendar featuring Mountmellick embroidery by Janet M. Davies is free from JMD Designs. Download it now.…

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(1) Snowflakes from Made to Treasure
(2) Sampler Noël from Le blog de Mamou
(3) Dicembre from atmosfera di casa
(4) Una Ghirlanda piccola piccola  from Blog di Gloria
(5) Bottes de Noël from Brodyzen Créations
(6) Cadre de

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Janet M. Davies (JMD Designs) made this sweet wall hanging as a holiday decoration for her home. Now she’s sharing the tutorial and pattern so we can make one, too! Get the tute and pattern.…

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(1) Blackwork pen case from Chez Mamigoz
(2) 2 Telescopes (two designs) from un jour, une grille
(3) NOVEMBRE -NOVEMBER Monochrome from Blog di Gloria
(4) Biscornu couleur automne from Le blog de mimi
(5) Love Home from Blog de

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