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Krenikgirl over at Mr. XStitch has gone buggy! She has written a very informative article about 7 ways to stitch up a bug, which by the way, is much better than actually dealing with bugs. From …

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secret-garden-embroidery-10Mary Corbet from Needle N Thread is getting ready to prepare lessons based on her Secret Garden embroidery project. Before she does that though, she is preparing her ground fabrics. And she is discussing her choices for ground fabrics, why …

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fd7697c7-45bc-430d-93f6-6a368cb4bddb_zps3161859aIf you have kids or grandkids, one project that is fun and almost a necessity is a tooth fairy pillow. Kelly at My Simple Walk has created a tutorial that shows how to take a completed piece of needlework and …

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full stitch patternIf you have been wondering how to keep your edges neat and clean when you are working on needlepoint projects, well over at Creative Stitch Joni Stevenson has some great tips on how to do just that. She is a …

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usetoolsWhat are your favorite tools as a needleworker? Since cross-stitch is my main deal, I have a few things I can’t do without, including petite cross stitch needles, sharp embroidery scissors, tweezers, and a bin for my thread ends aka …

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travel threads front comparisonJoni of Creative Stitch has a great post about hiding traveling threads when doing needlepoint. This is definitely something you should check out. Especially if you have had this problem in the past or if you have avoided projects that …

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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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shishaezMary Corbet of Needle ‘N Thread has been posting a series of Shisha stitch tutorials. Just a reminder – Shisha stitch is the one where the stitches hold mirrors onto the ground fabric. The stitches are usually a combination of …

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spoolsMary over at Needle ‘N Thread has a great tip about those ubiquitous spools that so many threads come packaged on these days. Once you have emptied one – don’t toss it out! Save it to reuse for other threads, …

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shishavarRecently Mary Corbet of Needle ‘N Thread posted a common Shisha stitch tutorial and now she has posted a tutorial of a variation of the Shisha stitch that looks like it will be fun too. In case you didn’t see …

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There are several different methods for creating layers in needlepoint. These include using color, different types of stitches, and actually layering stitches. Janet M. Perry of Nuts About Needlepoint discusses this topic in her recent blog post and she goes …

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shisha-stitch-34Mary Corbet of Needle ‘N Thread has posted an extensive Shisha stitch tutorial on her wonderful blog. Shisha stitch, if you aren’t familiar with it, involves embroidery stitches and mirrors. (For purposes of photographing the tutorial Mary used a small …

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IMG_0656_1Ina at Let’s Learn Embroidery blog has posted an excellent tutorial on how to make a ribbon embroidery dragonfly. If you think ribbon embroidery is complicated, think that no more. Ina breaks it down into easy steps using photos and …

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FusibleWeb_headerFusible web is used in many craft applications and using it can go so wrong so fast. Eileen’s Machine Embroidery Blog has posted a great tip about fusible web that is ingenious and solves the problem of having the wrong …

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full_2134_68329_BloominMarvellous3_2This cute flower design is one of Kelly Fletcher’s free patterns available from her Craftsy shop. She is a prolific embroidery designer that has her patterns available from several sources. She has her Craftsy shop, an Etsy shop

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