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I am intrigued by Stumpwork. I really need to try my hand at it.  It looks so complicate. The rich texture produced by this type of embroidery raises the piece to another level. BananaAmbush at Craftster.org claims that …

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I had originally decided to blog about Kimberly Quimet’s new Easter patterns and then I saw the picture…The organizer that would make my stitching easier. I shouted, “Brilliant!” Sure, it scared the dogs a bit. but what I am …

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Tic toc, tic toc goes the clock. It has to be close to 5:00…quitting time! Passing the hours away doesn’t have be so humdrum with this hoopla clock. This fun pattern is …

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Rick Rack plus embroidery tutorial by SeptemberHouse DIY embroidered accents and borders tutorial for hand embroidery

You know when you see something so clever that you just think to yourself, “Why didn’t I think of that?” I’m having one of those moments.  So September stitched up these charming hoops using various stitches and rick rack. …

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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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When I first encountered Linda Behar’s work I didn’t think anything of it. I thought it was just a really great photograph of a salt marsh…and then, I looked a little closer…it wasn’t a photograph, it was STICHED! The water,

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I remember growing up in the 80′s and feeling so fancy by owning a monogram sweater. I wore that sweater out! It looks like the monogram is making a comeback. Everywhere I turn, I see monograms and initials. I love …

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EEEPPPP!  I’m so excited! Sublime Stitching is having a HALF OFF SALE on all patterns!  All of those patterns that you have been dying to get but didn’t have the

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common thread

I really do think that all people who do needlework share a common thread. Whether we design our own art, or follow a pattern, love modern images or vintage classics, we are connected by the love to create.  Susan at

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Just in time for spring The Awkward Niche has created this adorable Bunny Ballerina embroidery pattern. The pink tutu is killing me! So stinking cute! I’m pretty sure everyone should celebrate

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If you have kids in your house, you probably have been exposed to the game Minecraft. This game is EVERYWHERE! Penolopy Bulnick shares her tutorial for this Minecraft TNT Tissue Box on Instructables.com The shades of red and grey give

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I hope you are wearing green, otherwise it is a pinch for you! How about a free pattern instead of a pinch. I think that is a

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Meredith Crawford of One Sheepish Girl shares her tutorial for an embroidered notebook On Mollie Makes Tuesday Tutorial. The step-by-step instructions, along with pictures, make this project easy enough for the beginning stitcher. …

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Have you always wanted to take a class and thought it was a tad bit expensive? This weekend only Craftsy is having a sale on their classes. Want to learn hand stitch

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I have fallen in love with Michelle Kingdom‘s beautiful stitching. Each piece is rich with color and texture. They remind me of the murals made in the 1940′s for the WPA program.  She captures every day life …

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