teadyeJanet M. Perry over at Nuts About Needlepoint is anticipating all the cooking this week and with cooking comes scraps. She’s gathered up some resources for ideas on how to use those scraps for experimenting with using them to dye …

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Rachel of Lines Across has posted a tutorial for a fun, practical, pretty project. All stitchers have little nests of threads that are too short for serious stitching but too long to throw away. Use those bits to make colorful …

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Jafagirl spotted some metal mesh panels that someone was throwing out and rescued them, recognizing them as a perforated surface that begged to be embroidered. I especially like that her “stencil embroidery” combines straight stitch and wonky cross-stitch to produce …

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Here’s another clever upcycling project from Sara of Creative Jewish Mom. With a bit of yarn and a few simple stitches, she turned the styrofoam bowls from instant noodles into cute little baskets. Think of the possibilities! Any container in …

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Don’t throw away those styrofoam trays! Embroider on them (or let your kids practice their stitches). You’ll wind up with a self-framed bit of art. Sara of Creative Jewish Mom explains how it’s done. See her tute.

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SharonB of Pin Tangle has posted a tutorial for making gorgeous, unusual fabric from your scraps. She says,

With this technique you can not only use up your orts but you can use embroidery threads, wool, textured yarns, silk ribbon

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Catherine McEver of Stuff You Can’t Have has a brilliant idea for converting worn or stained clothing into funkwear: embroider it with mend writing. She says,

This embroidery strategy lets you get a word in edgewise by using the English

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junkCreate a stitching project for your wee one from materials in your recycling bin. Brilliant! See This Little Project blog for the details.

Many thanks to Rachel Hobson of Craftzine.com for pointing out this find.…

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