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Embroidery January 2012 Archive


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Blanket Stitch vs. Parisian Stitch

Monday January 30, 2012
Most embroidery enthusiasts have used the Blanket Stitch, but have you ever tried the Parisian Stitch? Both stitches feature an vertical stitch capped by a horizontal thread or stitch forming an ... Read More

News from TNNA

Tuesday January 24, 2012
TNNA just wrapped up another great trade show, with lots of new embroidery projects being introduced. My favorites include the NEW colors that have been added to DMC's Color Variations embroidery ... Read More

Ornament Finishing Tutorial Posted

Friday January 20, 2012
For those of you working on the Paisley Valentine Hearts project SAL (stitch along), I'm happy to report that I have posted the finishing directions. Finishing projects as ornaments is ... Read More

Stitching on the Go...

Tuesday January 17, 2012
If you're looking for a book featuring a few smaller, portable projects to tuck into your bag for a spring get-away, I have a suggestion. Alicia Paulson's Embroidery Companion contains a ... Read More

Paisley Valentines SAL Update

Thursday January 12, 2012
I've completed the stitching and finishing for the Paisley Valentine Hearts project, and have finished them as ornaments. These "smalls" can be given as gifts, displayed on a tray like cookies ... Read More

My Progress on the SAL

Monday January 9, 2012
Last week I posted a brand new FREE pattern featuring a set of Paisley Heart Valentines, and invited you to stitch along. Here's my progress on the three-piece set. I've used basic ... Read More

NEW Pattern Set and SAL!

Friday January 6, 2012
New this week is this pattern featuring a set of Paisley Heart Valentines to stitch. Work the 3-piece set of free patterns for Valentine's Day. Each design features a different ... Read More

Embroidery Inspiration Du Jour...

Wednesday January 4, 2012
Pre-stamped and pre-printed fabrics have long been a staple for the embroidery enthusiast. Artist Richard Saja takes this approach to an entirely different level by working embroidery over historic toile ... Read More

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