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I learned to embroider when I was a kid, when everyone was really into cross stitch (remember the '80s?). Eventually, I migrated to surface embroidery, teaching myself with whatever I could get my hands on...read more

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Foral Alphabet Letters: I, J, K and L


This morning, I’m sending out to you four more letters in the floral script monogram alphabet – letters I though L.

If you’re just joining us recently on Needle ‘n Thread, you’ll find all the earlier letters in this beautiful alphabet available here, on the monogram index, and I’ll be adding the rest of them as I get them cleaned up for you.

You’ll also find stitching tips and ideas on each article for these letters, if you’re looking for ideas on how to embroider them.

So, here are the next four letters with some more stitching ideas!

Floral Script Monogram: Letter I
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Floral Script Monograms for Embroidery: E-H


Continuing with this new series of monograms for hand embroidery here on Needle ‘n Thread, here’s the next four letters of the floral script alphabet I started sharing last week.

One thing I especially love about this particular alphabet is that it offers so many possibilities for interpretation in stitches, and as I add the letters to Needle ‘n Thread, I’ll share some stitching ideas with you.

Floral Script Monogram for Hand Embroidery: E
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Stitching Up Spring and Happy Easter!


Here in the Midwest, Spring is trying its darnedest to break through!

But it definitely needs a little help. Two weeks ago, when it was 80 degrees, you’d think that we skipped the season altogether and plunged straight into summer. But no. Now there’s a possibility of snow on Easter Sunday.

So, in an attempt to encourage Spring to spring, here’s a round-up of some of my favorite embroidery ideas, tutorials, and patterns that are spring related. I hope you enjoy them!

Spring Embroidery: Tutorials, Patterns and Ideas for Stitching
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Free Easter Cutwork Embroidery Pattern


With Easter only a few days away, it might be a little late to start a full-fledged Easter embroidery project.

But then again, if you have the time on your hands, it might not!

This pattern, from Joanna at Haft Richelieu, features a darling little bunny, decorative eggs, and little flowers, made into a beautiful basket liner.

You’ll find a PDF for the free pattern at the end of the article, so read on!

Easter Cutwork Embroidery Pattern
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Heart: Branching Out – Free Hand Embroidery Pattern


It’s been a long time since I’ve posted a free surface embroidery pattern, so this morning, I thought I’d share a little heart I’ve been dabbling with.

There’s something a little Valentine’s Day-ish and a little St. Patrick’s Day-ish combined in this design – sort of hearty, sort of shamrocky, and good for all kinds of craft techniques.

Here ’tis:

Heart: Branching Out embroidery pattern
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