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Summer of Stitching

Welcome to Summer of Stitching here at The Floss Box. It’s been a spring like no other, and the rest of the year will likely follow in suit. Lives have been turned over and changed in a short space of time, and the old “normal” may never return. I have been ill with the virus …

Picking up the thread again

Sometimes it just happens. You’re going along doing something, working on a project, creating something, following a routine, then you break it. Maybe it’s intentional, but lots of times, I find, I just slip away from something. Or it’s based on a thought, a judgment that is not really especially good. Like deciding I’m not …

Painting and embroidery

Both are my great creative loves. I’ve had periods where I burn for one of them, and I’ve had long periods of rest from them too. These are often caused by some block, a limitation that creates a can’t-do mentality. I hope you aren’t afflicted by this, but if you are there is a way …

Turkey Knots

This is one of my go-to stitches for adding texture and dimensions. It’s even a favorite stitch, but I save it for certain types of areas. They do take a while to make. One tip I can offer is that I often put multiple strands on the needle so there is more thread on the …