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The Good, the Bad, and the Utterly Amazing: Needlework News Snips


This morning, let’s have a quick little chat about some needlework-related news bits – some information, some inspiration, and a little instruction, too!

It’s not a big list this time, just enough to get you through a few swigs of your morning brew.

Glasgow Bedspread Crewel Embroidery Project
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Needlework Sales & Stuff!


Today, just a quick note to let you know about some rare needlework sales and some new kits out there on the market, before the opportunities pass!

These are bits from the small needlework businesses that advertise here on Needle ‘n Thread – supporting them helps support the website, so I like to give a little yelp now and then to bring you attention to the good stuff going on at their businesses.

All of the advertisers here on Needle ‘n Thread are small, quality, needlework-related businesses with good reputations, great products, excellent customer service – so if you haven’t had a chance to become familiar with them, please do! They’re terrific resources for the embroidery enthusiast.

Hedgehog Handworks Shipping Sale
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Scottish Diaspora Tapestry: Visit it on This Side of the Pond


Back in 2015, I ran a short series of articles on a variety of heritage tapestries that can be found around the globe. These are needlework tapestries that depict a story – usually a rather epic tale – from the heritage of the people who stitch it or of the area in which it is stitched.

Heritage tapestries fascinate me! I love the history they tell, the artistry they display, and the whole idea of Community that revolves around them.

For those of you who are new to the concept of heritage tapestries, or who missed the articles last year, you might find this particular book review of The Art of Narrative Embroidery interesting. If you’ve ever toyed with the idea of organizing a tapestry in your own community, it’s a great place to start!

Scottish Diaspora Tapestry
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Needlework News Snips – April, 2016


Happy Monday!

For your browsing pleasure, here’s a round-up of interesting embroidery-related bits I’ve come across online lately. Some are information, some are inspirational – I hope you find them a fun way to start the week!

Pour yourself a cup of your favorite morning beverage – it’s tea for me this morning – and join me in a brief browse through some recent favorites.

Needlework News Snips - April, 2016
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Mellerstain Firescreen Winners!


Today, some exciting news!

I’m announcing the three winners for the Mellerstain Firescreen crewel embroidery kit give-away from last week!

Wow – there were heaps of participants, and lots of really good feedback on the questions posed. Thanks to all who participated!

Without further ado, then, let’s move on to the randomly drawn winners, followed by some Needle ‘n Thread news at the end….

Mellerstain Firescreen Crewel Work
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Needlework News Snips – March 5, 2016


Good morning, and a Happy Saturday all around!

Spring is springing here in Kansas – the sun is shining, the birds are singing, and out amongst the dead grassy remnants of winter, my crocuses are blooming. Now all we need is a little rain!

It’s been a while since I’ve written up any news snips. These are little collections of embroidery-related bits I’ve come across online that are either informative, inspirational, or instructive.

So I thought today would be a good day to compile a list that you can enjoy meandering through over the weekend.

Go pour yourself a cup of something and join me! Let’s explore!

Needlework News Snips on Needle 'n Thread, March 2016
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