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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main-120Over at Nuts About Needlepoint Janet has been posting some tips and topics from the archives and this one caught my eye because I had never considered it. She suggests that if you are looking for an unusual way to …

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Stawasz Flower Pot I White on BlueMiranda aka the Tatting Fool recently finished one of Jan Stawasz’s Flower Pots and she has mounted it on some lovely blue fabric. Not only has she done that, but she has taken the time to explain how she mounted …

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raisedchainv2-6Today for Take a Stitch Tuesday (TAST) Sharon of Pin Tangle is featuring Raised Chain Stitch. It is a complex stitch that looks almost like knitting when you are done. Sharon gives a simple step-by-step photo and text tutorial for …

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Vintage-Crafts-and-More-Tatting-Pattern-for-a-Round-Doily-229x300Vintage Crafts and More recently posted a vintage pattern for a tatted round doily. It may be vintage, but it is definitely a classic style. These doilies do come in handy for sitting vases or other decorative items on or …

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craftroomclose1-1024x679You might guess that Zeb Ahmed is a passionate crafter. Especially after you take a tour of her craft room. She shows it off in her latest blog post, waxing rhapsodically about all the features, and no wonder. It is …

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4aa456b98e2c7bbcb18394a8bf68365dJanet M. Perry over at Nuts About Needlepoint has posted a wonderful blog that collects a number of tutorials from around the web that allow you to make or customize storage options for all your needlecraft items. Whether it is …

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mission-rose-embroidery-125Over at Needle N Thread, Mary Corbet is working on a lovely Mission Rose embroidery project. In her recent post she tackled some goldwork and discussed how she handled a mistake and the techniques she used for the current leg …

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2 CelticOrigins BookcoverAt the Kreinik Thread Blog, tey are featuring a book by Sue Dulle that goes into detail about couching. While couching may not be the most exciting embroidery technique at first consideration as the blog points out, once you go …

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iphoneappIf you like learning about laces and their origin and history and you have an iphone, then you are really going to be interested in this app. Jean and David Leader created and released what is apparently the first lace …

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6a00e55007f59388340191047c6846970c-320wiAnyone who does needlework is likely to have some fabric scraps around, and if you don’t, you probably have some friends who do who will let you borrow a few. This Craftside tutorial was inspired by some paper flowers, but …

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Strap2Whether you do hand embroidery or machine embroidery, you will run into one of those situations where someone thinks you can work miracles. In Eileen’s case it was being asked to embroider her honey’s name and phone number on a …

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IMG_0766 editNagel ladies were a fixture of artwork in the 80′s and when my friend Lisa needed to stitch up a project for a swap with the theme of “Living in the 80′s” she immediately thought of this type of artwork. …

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8098392703_0f3b1b935c_mIf you are looking for a way to show off and store the new stitches you learn, then this small stitch book might just be what you are looking for. Sandy created her own using linen and burlap. The cover …

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Hop on over to Nut about Needlepoint for a great tip about how to create a polka dot background. I won’t give away the tip – you have to visit the blog to find it out. It’s a good one …

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