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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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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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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:
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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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