Tutorial: Thread beads

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 … Read More ...

One man’s trash…

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 … Read More ...

Tutorial: Upcycled baskets

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 … Read More ...