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The Hare Crewel Embroidery

The Hare Crewel Embroidery

This is my finish for the week: As you see more crewel embroidery. This has a little bit of spring feeling to it, which is good timing because the weather is improving quickly! I didn’t really plan it, but this to me has a little bit of old time sampler feeling. I like that. I …

February Embroidery Journal Project

February Embroidery Journal Project

Yesterday you got a sneak peak with my tutorial. Today you get the finish! First a few details about the project. I stitched this on plain woven cotton. I used Appleton crewel wools throughout. Lots of long and short, but a few other stitches are in there too, stem stitch, split stitch, french knots, satin …

Embroidery Slips Tutorial

Embroidery Slips Tutorial

This week I have been working on my embroidery journal project, and I thought I would take the chance to show a useful embroidery technique. Making slips has been around for centuries. It was a convenient way to make an embroidery that could be moved from one object to another when the background fabric got …

Chevron Stitch Sampler

Chevron Stitch Sampler

I’ve completed my chevron stitch sampler. This is for this past week’s TAST. I numbered my variations, so I could easily describe them. 1. The basic stitch 2. Chevron stitch can easily be varied in height, width and width of the horizontal stitch. I just have a few example shown, there are many more possibilities. …

Bee and Flowers Stumpwork Embroidery

Bee and Flowers Stumpwork Embroidery

I have to admit that this project tested me. I wasn’t at all happy with it as I went along. I was determined that it would be finished though. Hard to say what exactly bother me so much. I can tell you though that I thought the bee body looked very odd when it was …

TAST in a row

TAST in a row

Everyone is making such lovely compositions with their stitches! If you haven’t seen them, you can pop over to Pin Tangle or Stitchin Fingers and have a look at some of them. I sat down and wanted to try a composition too, but I just wasn’t excited about what I had drawn, so I just …

Cross Stitch WISP

Cross Stitch WISP

I haven’t been as fast as I had hoped, but I am making steady progress!  Enough so to justify a little update. I made this design in honor of my mother who is a quilter. So of course, guess who I am stitching this for. I just have to be done by June, which I …

Love Birds Crewel Embroidery

Love Birds Crewel Embroidery

Hi, I rested a few days last weekend and spent some time thinking about what projects I most want to do. Sometimes the way isn’t always so clear, and I get easily distracted. We’ll see in the days ahead if I can focus in on what I most want to do. In the meantime, I …

February 2012 Embroidery Journal Project

February 2012 Embroidery Journal Project

A new month begins, and so it’s time for a new month of the embroidery journal project.  If you want to know more about this, please visit the embroidery journal project page. After you completed your project please post a link here.  It will be easy for me to collect them then.  There is also …