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Friday stitching tip: try a new embroidery stitch on printed fabric

I’m starting a new series for the blog: Friday stitching tips! One simple little something to try over the weekend, or whenever you feel like taking a needle & fabric in your hands.
This week: try a new embroidery stitch using printed fabric. Getting started learning a new embroidery stitch can be daunting if you don’t have a sampler with detailed instructions on hand. (Come to think of it, learning new stitches can be daunting even if you DO have a Read More…

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Hungarian Embroidery Sampler Part 2: chain-stitched motif from Baranya county, Hungary

The first motif (at the bottom of the sampler pattern) is based on the designs used to embellish headscarves in the South-Western part of Hungary, in the regions called Baranya and Sarkoz, like in the image below:
The embroidery from this region can also be wildly colorful and made up with lots of different types of stitches. But for the purposes of our sampler, which is meant to be easy even for someone who’s Read More…

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