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Remember the hummingbird beak from the last update on the Secret Garden embroidery project?
Well, here’s the second one, embroidered in the same colors, with long & short stitch and some long split stitches.
Golly, it’s been a long time since I offered a free hand embroidery pattern to you all, that isn’t a monogram!
Today seems as good a day as any to share one of the embroidery patterns I’ve been playing with this year.
This particular pattern was inspired by a design from a very old folio of full-sized ecclesiastical patterns that I was able to buy from a used bookshop in Belgium.
Lately, I’ve been needled a lot about hand embroidery needles – lots of questions from beginners and beyond about this mysterious tool that we certainly can’t live without.
Today, I want to share a few points about hand embroidery needles, so that you can make a good choice when you select the needle you’ll use on your next embroidered masterpiece.
Glad to hear it, Susan! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, too – although it hasn’t...
Mary Corbet - 7 hours 33 minutes
Hi, Lori – I always think of ripping out as part of the process. That way, I don’t fear...
Mary Corbet - 7 hours 36 minutes
Thanks, Deonia, for your kind comment!
Mary Corbet - 7 hours 37 minutes
Hi, there’s no tacking stitches on the long and short stitches. They look really long in the...
Thanks for showing us the ripped out beak. I didn’t like the look of a stitch I used on a very...
Lori - 8 hours 10 minutes
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