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Embroidery October 2011 Archive

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Storytelling Through Embroidery

Sunday October 30, 2011
Throughout history, embroidery has often been used to tell a story, illustrated in thread on fabric. Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire, UK will be displaying 39 embroidered panels from the Quaker ... Read More

Three New Stitch Diagrams

Tuesday October 25, 2011
I've added three new stitch diagrams to the Embroidery Stitch List for you to try. New this week are the diagrams and instructions for working the ever-popular lazy daisy stitched using ... Read More

New Lists

Thursday October 20, 2011
To help make finding a pattern on this site easier, I've put together two new lists and added them to the Free Patterns Page (use the hyperlinked text, or you ... Read More

Visit the Japanese Embroidery Center

Wednesday October 19, 2011
Take a virtual tour of the world of Japanese Embroidery at the Japanese Embroidery Center site, where artisans combine fine silk embroidery thread and fabrics to create beautiful works of ... Read More

Jazz Up Your Stitching!

Monday October 17, 2011
Variegated and multi-colored embroidery thread has been around for years, but I rarely see it being used. Perhaps the varying colors are intimidating to most stitchers. In reality, using variegated ... Read More

Embroidery Using Hair

Thursday October 13, 2011
Embroidery using human hair has been around for a while, and was especially popular during the Victorian era when women would collect hair from their friends and family members to ... Read More

Exciting Embroidery Using Odd Materials

Wednesday October 12, 2011
Check out this article detailing the work of Philadelphia-based artist Matthew Cox. Matthew has launched an X-ray and MRI series using actual recycled x-ray sheets enhanced with body parts and famous ... Read More

New This Week

Tuesday October 11, 2011
Part 3 for the Redwork Alphabet Series has been posted, and features the letters O through U. Patterns in Part 1 include the letters A through G, while Part 2 features ... Read More

Suzani Pattern to Stitch

Monday October 10, 2011
Stitch this new, free pattern based on traditional Suzani embroidery and learn more about this beautiful style of needlework. The Uzbek women of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in central Asia are known ... Read More

Book Review - Stitch with Love by Mandy Shaw

Sunday October 9, 2011
Stitchers with a love of red-on-white embroidery will love this new book by UK-based designer, Mandy Shaw. In Stitch with Love, the author uses just 11 basic embroidery stitches to create ... Read More

More Free Halloween Embroidery Designs

Monday October 3, 2011
There's still time to stitch up one of these adorable freebies from some of the web's hottest embroidery and craft bloggers! Stitch this adorable pumpkin head girl figure available from the ... Read More

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