Category Archives: Featured

New Patterns & Re-Releases

Hello Dear Stitching Friends,
It’s been far too long since I last wrote. And now, suddenly, I’ve got a whole lot of news for you!
First of all, I’m releasing several brand new, smaller patterns, just in time to create a few handmade gifts for the holidays! They’re all in the shop now, ready for your stitching hands.
Several of these new patterns were Read More…

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Blog Hop: Modern Folk Embroidery

Today I want to tell you about a beautiful new embroidery book by Nancy Nicholson: Modern Folk Embroidery. You’ve probably seen Nancy’s designs, kits, and patterns around the internets before, and if you like her work you will love this new book. I received a digital copy of the book for the blog hop, and I was blown away by the beautiful photography, the lovely, easy-to-follow projects dripping with inspiration, and the conversational tone of the writing.
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Travel, embroidery, running stitch, and what to do while waiting

Bewitching Botanicals napBewitching Botanicals motif with running stitch outline
Createwhimsy has a great post about the many things you can do with the lowly running stitch. The post “Run don’t walk running stitch” features a tutorial I did about a Chinese-inspired running stitch variation for a design from Read More…

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My Uptown Folk Blouse in Sew News, Apr/May 2016

My first new pattern of this year is out – I finished a while back and have been waiting and waiting to be able to share with you!
It is part of an article I wrote for the current, Apr/May 2016 issue of Sew News magazine that shows you how to make a sweet Read More…

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How do hot-iron transfer embroidery patterns work?

One of my favorite times when I embroider is that moment when the pattern is transferred to the fabric, I’ve chosen all my threads and colors, and I’m getting ready to take my first stitch. I created the Kate & Rose hot iron transfer series to get you (and me!) to this moment faster. I wanted to make transferring these sometimes complex, Read More…

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