Category Archives: Needlework

Mostly embroidery, but some cross stitch and needlepoint.

The Embroidered Nightie

You can see my original post from October 2016 about sewing this nightie here. While the tendinitis in my shoulder has improved, I have chronic tendinitis in the rest of my arm so it’s taken me a while to do … Continue reading

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A Fresh Round of Embroidery and Quilting Books

I saw a couple of embroidery and sewing books that seemed to have a fresh approach so bought three of them for my collection. 1) Modern Folk Embroidery: 30 Contemporary Projects for Folk Art Inspired Designs by Nancy Nicholson I … Continue reading

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Perle Cotton for Embroidered Nightgowns

I’m having difficulty embroidering and sewing due to a shoulder impingement and attendant tendinitis and nerve pain, but I started embroidering the bodice of a nightie, and I’m chipping away at it as I can. The fabric is a softly … Continue reading

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Books, Bugs, Birds, Textiles, and Pre-Raphaelite Muses and Music

Assorted reflections from the past few months… I read Shoe Dog, Phil Knight’s memoir of Nike and shoes and life which I found to be a page turner. It’s always interesting to hear the inside story of business. Generally I’ve … Continue reading

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Little Turtle Pin Cushion

I have been wanting to make this for months and finally found an excuse when I was reviewing a pretty deck of cards with artwork of animals. It was designed by Kathy Shaw from Shawkl Designs and is a free … Continue reading

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Helen M. Stevens Embroidery Books

You would never know it, but I was a passionate quilter for 30 years before I became interested in doing more embroidery, principally because quilting now hurts my back and knees. I still quilt but not as passionately; I will … Continue reading

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Boxes and Biographies

I have been trying to find some books on embroidering boxes so I can do up a box for the gorgeous Tarot of the Absurd. I have instructions for making boxes from illustration board in at least two of my … Continue reading

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