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Stitching tip: embroidering on a light-weight Róza blouse

The lovely Dora had the following question about embroidering on the Róza blouse: how do you support the weight if you sew the blouse out of a very light-weight fabric, like cotton voile or gauze?
I’ve just stitched straight onto voile before and was fine with the results but, depending on your fabric, you might not want to just wing it. There are a couple things you can do.
First, you can Read More…

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Friday stitching tip: stroke that thread!

The other day I came across a couple sentences quoted on Jenny Hart’s blog:
We used six-strand cotton for the Jacobean work. The instructor taught us to pull out no more than an arm’s length of thread. Then to take each strand out separately and put them back together (however many you needed), holding one end in one hand and pulling down on the threads several times. This gave the cotton a silky look to it along Read More…

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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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