Tag Archives: embroidery

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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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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Embroidery Progress and New Threads

I am doing well on my purse flap. I just have to outline the motif on the left and then I can start filling it in. The woman I was trying to order some variegated Presencia Finca #12 perle cotton … Continue reading

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Handmade Coin Purses in Metal Frames

I’ve been working on these since June. I bought some frames, but you have to make your own pattern and I used some excellent tutorials from U-Handbag for that, and then browsed several other online tutorials for advice on sewing … Continue reading

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Did I Buy Another Book?

Yes, I did buy another book, showing much restraint by not buying two. Needle Painting Embroidery: Fresh Ideas for Beginners by Trish Burr was the book I ordered. Yikes, old Trish has many books out it took me a while … Continue reading

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Always Something New To Do

I’m all over the place as usual. Finding that I need some Cadmium Red for painting my tutorials, I have had to wait until this weekend to get to Curry’s to buy some. I’m also tired of knocking over glasses … Continue reading

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