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Embroidery December 2011 Archive

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My New Year's Resolution

Friday December 30, 2011
It's that time of year again when we make well-meaning resolutions like losing weight, exercising, or taking a real vacation. If you're like me, most of these good intentions ... Read More

Redwork Alphabet Series - Part 4

Monday December 26, 2011
Part 4, the much-anticipated finale to the Redwork Alphabet Pattern Series has now posted and is ready to stitch. This final section includes the letters V through Z, as well as ... Read More

Last-Minute Madness!

Tuesday December 20, 2011
Check out this adorable embroidered patchwork runner featuring an ice skating snowman and child. The project is worked in basic surface embroidery stitches using bright, happy shades of embroidery floss. Because of ... Read More

More Sashiko Embroidery Patterns

Monday December 19, 2011
I've posted a second set of eight Sashiko designs for you to stitch. The motifs from Set 1 and Set 2 can be used interchangably in a project, or combine them ... Read More

Learn Sashiko Embroidery

Friday December 16, 2011
Sashiko is a form of embroidery developed in Japan that uses the running stitch to create intricate patterns on a doubled layer of fabric. Popular with both quilters and embroiderers alike, ... Read More

Erica Wilson Passes

Wednesday December 14, 2011
Erica Wilson, the iconic needlework designer has passed away at the age of 83 in Manhattan from a stroke. Many of us - myself included - learned our skills from the ... Read More

Books for Stitchers

Friday December 9, 2011
If you've been looking for the perfect last-minute gift for a stitching friend, a book is the ideal solution. ...and I have two recommendations. The first is A Rainbow of Stitches by ... Read More

Embroidery Inspiration

Wednesday December 7, 2011
Embroidery is an art form, using thread and fabric instead of paint and canvas - but many artists are finding unique ways to combine techniques in inspiring ways. UK artist Pat ... Read More

Top Ten Gifts for Stitchers

Friday December 2, 2011
Happy December, my Stitching Friends! New this week a my list of Top Ten Gifts for Stitchers. You may want to print this out, circle your favorites and tack it ... Read More

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