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Hungarian Sampler: Main Contents Page

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I’m in the process of making tiny improvements to the site, fixing glitches, and making specific projects and tutorials more accessible. (About glitches: aaarrgh! They’re not technical in nature, except insofar as my brain may be experiencing technical difficulties here and there. I’ve accidentally published drafts not once but several times now. I’ve made note of two things not to do to avoid this in Read More…

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The new Kinga skirt pattern, its inspirations, and a sale

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The new Kinga skirt pattern is in pre-sale mode as part of the second Sewing Indie Month bundle (available only through September 11). I used it as my inspiration for the tutorial I posted at Lolita Patterns, but I want to tell you a little bit more about it. The idea for the basic shape comes from one of my Read More…

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About the back of embroidery

When I learned to embroider in elementary school we were told in no uncertain terms that the back of one’s embroidery absolutely must look as neat as the front. No excuses, no exceptions.
small sample from bewitching botanicals
These days I’m more inclined to think that you should do whatever gets you started – knots, long tails, a big giant mess, it’s your embroidery, after all. Sometimes Read More…

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Hungarian Sampler Part Nine (the last): Matyó rose from Northern Hungary

This is the ninth and last part of the Hungarian Sampler series, in which we embroider various Hungarian motifs on a tank top made using Colette Patterns’ free Sorbetto Top pattern. Can you believe it? It’s almost done! It just occurred to me that having nine parts is rather auspicious – nine is, in most folklore traditions so in Hungarian as well, an important number. I should claim I carefully planned it this way… but that wouldn’t be entirely true.
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