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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.
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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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Handmade wedding: Lottie’s beautiful hand-embroidered wedding dress

I wanted to share with you an amazing handmade dress: Lottie’s gorgeous hand-embroidered, self-designed wedding dress from her dreamy May wedding. Doesn’t she and her brand new husband look so adorable and happy? And beautiful too? And look at that setting!
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There is a specific detail that thrilled me to the core: Lottie made all of the embroidery with the Faraway Garden hot-iron 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!
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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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Quilts, embroidery, travels, and more

It’s been a long break on this blog – in the meanwhile, it became 2016, and good golly it’s now March!
I’m sure it looks as though I’ve just gone off to a warm and beautiful place where I sit on the beach and soak up the sun. I sincerely wish but – no. There has been lots going on in the background. Some weeks I’m so busy I can barely finish anything in a near-timely fashion (ahem) and yet things never feel Read More…

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Merry, merry making: take 50% off everything in the shop!

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Dear Readers, I can’t tell you how grateful I am for all that you do, for the things you make, the patterns you buy and also test for me (after I make corrections, that one is coming, early in the new year!). So, to celebrate you all, and the holidays and coming new year (may it be a more peaceful one), please Read More…

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Seeking pattern testers!

I mentioned I’m working on a new adult peasant blouse pattern, but I’ve got something else in the works too. I’m getting ready to release my first-ever children’s pattern, a top or dress for girls in sizes 18-24 months to 12 years, and her name is Sage!
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Sewn up here in one of my favorite Anna Maria Horner voiles, Read More…

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New shop & not-so-new border print Giselles

Very softly, the new Kate & Rose shop launched last week. I’m still working out a few kinks (mostly formatting-related, nothing functional! I hope…) and thank you for your patience while I do it!
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In the meantime, some of you might have seen on Instragram that I’m a bit obsessed with border prints. Since it JUST turned cold here in Read More…

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SIM 2015: Interview with Sew Liberated

Sewing Indie Month continues here at Kate & Rose with an interview from Danica from Sew Liberated. I’m sure you’re all familiar with the casual, comfortable, yet sleek style of the Sew Liberated brand. I love the brand’s approach that crafting can be at once traditional and thoroughly modern; a way to slow down and connect with tradition as well as a contemporary, non-conformist statement in today’s mass-produced world. Without further ado, I give you Danica!
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Slowing down to sew stitch by stitch: Kate & Rose in Sewing World magazine

The October issue of Sewing World magazine just came out, and guess what: the Giselle dress, with the embroidered midriff, is in it!
Kerry Green, wrote a lovely piece for her Sewing World column about how slowing down to savor and appreciate a sewing project can work as an antidote to the hectic pace of daily life. And, along with English paper piecing and Alabama Chanin’s hand-stitched designs interpreted by the talented Carolyn, Kerry includes the Giselle Read More…

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SIM 2015 continues: my interview on the Muse Patterns blog

Sewing Indie Month 2015 events continue: Kat’s interview with me is up on the Muse Patterns blog!
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In it, I talk about what inspired me in folk art, a bit about my plans for the future of Kate & Rose Patterns, and where to go and what to eat if you visit Budapest.
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Public statement about something different: the refugee crisis in Hungary

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As much as I love Hungarian folk art, as a Hungarian person I am deeply ashamed of how Hungary’s government is treating the people escaping violence in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan. During too many conversations recently I’ve found myself apologizing for the Hungarian government’s behavior during the crisis, so I want to record what I think and believe here on this blog, publicly.
The Hungarian prime minister wants to turn away desperate people in Read More…

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