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Selfish Sewing Week has begun! And some other news too

A big week is starting for Kate & Rose – starting with Selfish Sewing Week, organized by Rachael of Imagine Gnats and Jill of Made with Moxie!
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I’m so thrilled that the very first pattern up is Kim of Milkybeer Handmade’s super-cute 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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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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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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Meet the Maker interview with me on Kollabora!

Do you know Kollabora? Well you should! It’s a site for all DIY-ers – people who sew, knit, make jewelry, embroider… you name it, they’ve got it! A social networking site for makers-meets-craft magazine-meets-budding supplies marketplace. You can find people making all kinds of things, follow along as they begin to work on a project and see how it gets finished. You can learn how to hand-stamp a scarf, Read More…

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Sewaholic Renfrew with Hungarian embroidery: free pattern+tutorial

To start the new PDF embroidery pattern releases off with a bang, here is a free pattern for you, and a tutorial for how to stitch a t-shirt like the Sewaholic Renfrew with Hungarian embroidery. Or any other t-shirt, really.
The pattern is called Little Berry Burst, and it also Read More…

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New embroidery patterns now available to buy – and a freebie too!

Three new embroidery patterns are ready for you to download & stitch up as you wish! Two designs based on Matyó embroidery form Northern Hungary are now available on Etsy or Craftsy:
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Both contain lots of motifs to play with, and instructions with stitching suggestions, Read More…

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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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Embroidered 1920s style pouch: a work in progress & free pattern

This week I started working on a little reproduction drawstring pouch, in my 15-minutes-here-and-there embroidery time (of which there is far less than I would like).
The design is based on an embroidered 1920s style pouch I saw on eBay a while ago. The listing isn’t on eBay anymore, but I have the image in my Pinterest. If you follow my ‘Embroidered’ board, you’ll perhaps recognize it as the cover:
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A rose is a rose is a rose – or an embroidery kit

In honor of Valentine’s day, a lovely flower to stitch: introducing the first embroidery kit by Kate & Rose!
It is the ever popular Matyó rose from North-Eastern Hungary, wich was also the last motif of the Hungarian Sampler:
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Each kit contains a 9″x9″  (24×24 cm) Read More…

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