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Get ready for Frocktober!

We’re back, after a whole summer away. It’s been a long summer, with good things and bad things, and I’m happy to report that so far, my nephew Aron is responding very well to treatment. The girls spent lots of time with him and their other cousins, swam in Balaton, went for long walks in the woods north of Balaton and the Buda hills, improved their Hungarian, and learned to misbehave in all sorts of new ways. I Read More…

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Leading up to the 4th of July: a sale!

 
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Because life must go on and the 4th of July is almost here: everything in my shop is on sale, now through Wednesday, July 2nd! (I know, I know: July 2nd and July 4th are not the same, but I’ll be leaving on July 5th and won’t be back until the very Read More…

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The first ever Sewing Indie Month is here!


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Drumroll please! Have you heard? The first ever Sewing Indie Month begins today!
Early this year, the lovely and talented Mari Miller of Seamster Patterns contacted me to ask if I wanted to participate in a month-long blog event, or, well – let’s be honest: a month-long party of indie sewing pattern designers. 21 of us, no less! It’s an Read More…

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Behind the scenes…

Things have been pretty quiet around this blog all March, but not because there’s nothing going on behind the scenes.
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Remember how I was searching for fabric? I think I found some. This one above is the only image I can show for now. But this is not the whole story, not at all. It will just take a Read More…

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Introducing the Bloom of the Month series, and the Snowdrop embroidery pattern

Friends, here is the first ever Bloom of the Month embroidery pattern, Snowdrop!
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Each Bloom of the Month pattern explores a single motif – folklore-inspired, usually – and/or a single stitching technique. These patterns include one main design that prints cleanly at US Letter or A4 size (should you wish to use your ink jet printer Read More…

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Giveaway of Kate & Rose iron-on transfers @ Feeling Stitchy!

Hop on over to Feeling Stitchy to win an embroidery pattern at the giveaway of Kate & Rose iron-on transfers!
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Choose any one of the four. To win, comment on the Feeling Stitchy announcement with the Read More…

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Just in time for some last-minute Christmas shopping: holiday shop update

After yesterday’s launch of the embroidery patterns and hot iron transfers, I’ve added a few more items for some last-minute Christmas shopping. (Wait, you don’t do that? Hmmm…)
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There are some more pretty fabrics, folksy ribbons, and more.
Look, even something for a little girl in your life:
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Coming up: Róza blouse series, embroidery patterns, & more!

It’s been a looooong few weeks here at Kate & Rose HQ (I’ve always wanted to say that). Traveling hubby, sick kids, tons of work unrelated to embroidery or the Róza blouse, but finally I see light at the end of the tunnel. (Which really only means I can get to work on the next thing… hmmm…) And now I’m up to my neck in getting a bunch of things ready for you guys in preparation.
For example, fabric candy! Look:
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Chelsea Bazaar’s Cinco de Mayo edition

I’ll be vending at Chelsea Bazaar’s Cinco de Mayo edition this Sunday (May 5), from 11 am to 6 pm at 135 W 18th Street (between 6th and 7th avenues) – do come by!
I’ll be taking some hand-embroidered t-shirts & skirts, sewing patterns (yay! paper patterns are here!) sewing kits, made-to-order samples of my blouses, dresses & skirts, embroidery kits, sari scarves… even a tiny sample sale! Look, pretty blouses:
 
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The new Roza blouse and dress pattern: buy it on Etsy or Craftsy!

 
It’s finally, finally here: the Róza blouse and dress sewing pattern! A brand new, downloadable PDF pattern available on Etsy and Craftsy:
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The Róza pattern is three styles in one: two blouses and a dress:
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Progress on the embroidered 1920s style pouch & sneak peek

I am making slow but steady progress on the embroidered 1920s style pouch. Look:
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I look forward so much to when it will be done. 15 minutes here and there really gets things done, doesn’t it? Otherwise, I’m working on something in the background… a sneak peek:
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Stitching Social: Transylvanian bead-braiding

The second Kate & Rose Stitching Social is coming up! This time, beading!
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On the agenda: Transsylvanian beaded ribbon bracelets.
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This design is so simple yet so versatile, depending on the beads you use. It can be whimsical, traditional, delicately classic:
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