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Outlining with running stitch: a tutorial

I just realized it’s been exactly a month since my last post, a very busy month behind the scenes but a very quiet one for the blog. Quietness can be a wonderful thing though! Especially when you make something with it, like a bit of embroidery.
Bewitching Botanicals napBewitching Botanicals motif with running stitch outline
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About the back of embroidery

When I learned to embroider in elementary school we were told in no uncertain terms that the back of one’s embroidery absolutely must look as neat as the front. No excuses, no exceptions.
small sample from bewitching botanicals
These days I’m more inclined to think that you should do whatever gets you started – knots, long tails, a big giant mess, it’s your embroidery, after all. Sometimes Read More…

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Stitching tip: hacking some needlepoint

bewitching botanicals in jeweltonesfrom the Bewitching Botanicals embroidery pattern set, available here
I’ve always been drawn to folklore embroidery. There is something about the way I imagine it used to fit into everyday life that I find appealing, even if I know that some of what I imagine about it is pretty much just fantasy. A nostalgic, sweet pastoral fantasy of Read More…

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They’re here! They’re here! They’re here: folksy hot-iron embroidery transfers

These were SUCH a long time in the making. Almost a year and a half, to be precise. But they’re finally here! Folksy hot-iron embroidery transfers, not just one but FOUR sheets:
4transfers2
I couldn’t be more excited. Thrilled even. I’ve been stitching up a storm testing them, prepping sample cloths, and I have to say, this iron-on stuff Read More…

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