Raised Chain Stitch

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 … Read More ...

Great Storage Options

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 … Read More ...

Pattern Couching

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 … Read More ...

Lace Iphone App

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 … Read More ...

Fabric Flowers

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 … Read More ...

Great Machine Embroidery Tip

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 … Read More ...

Totally 80′s Dude

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. … Read More ...