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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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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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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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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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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Raised Padded Stem Stitch SideElizabeth of Sew in Love has been working on a Stumpwork Dragonfly and in part of the process, she includes a tutorial for raised padded stem stitch band. In this case, she is using it to create the dragonfly’s …

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6a00e55007f59388340192ab8f40b4970d-320wiDon’t miss out on this recent Craftside exclusive project. It is by Lisa Solomon, author of Knot Thread Stitch: Exploring Creativity through Embroidery and Mixed Media. The project features Kreinik thread. It is a diamond pattern that uses Kreinik …

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How do they get great photos of miniatures — especially tiny needlework? Janet Granger tells all in the latest issue of Artisans in Miniature, a free ezine. She says,

I’ve got an article which spills the beans…on the secrets involved

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Nancy of Do Small Things with Love has a great idea for modern embroidery that highlights beautiful buttons. Her improvised flowers are easy to draw and stitch. And her watercolor background kicks the whole hoop up a notch. Learn the

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Mollie of Wild Olive is sharing a project that combines the hexie trend with what amounts to a stitch sampler. Imagine the possibilities — small and/or large hexies, infinite color and stitch options. In fact, the bathroom I’m redecorating probably …

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mdJanet M. Davies of JMD Designs is sharing her pattern and tutorial for a handy felt-and-fabric sewing pouch. She also notes that by adjusting the dimensions of the pattern, you could make pouches to fit almost anything that needs holding, …

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Nancy of Do Small Things with Love was inspired by the stained glass windows of a church when she improvised this satin-stitch cross. Now she’s sharing the steps with us in a simple tutorial. She says,

Since I am a

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Sedef of Down Grapevine Lane created this design for Mother’s Day, but I think it works (with perhaps some changes to the colors) for every occasion from birthday, to wedding, to anniversary, to Valentine’s Day, to Christmas. If you’re new …

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Turn a worn-out pair of jeans into stylish shorts with a bit of lace on the pockets and a delicate machine-embroidery design at the hems. Get all the details from the free tutorial at Urban Threads.…

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