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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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Embroidery Resource: Stitch Guide, Free Pattern, Inspiring Designs


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I’ve had a link for Windflower Embroidery in my list of free embroidery patterns around the web for a while. But sometime pretty recently, Windflower Embroidery has had a facelift! The new look on the website is very clean and neat and bright and sunny, which goes well with the stumpwork designs by Jan Kerton.

Jan Kerton specializes in stumpwork. On Windflower Embroidery, she features kits and designs for various types of stumpwork, embroidered blankets, and other projects. Right now, her products aren’t currently available, but when they do become available, the site promises to be a good resource for kits, if you like working with kits.

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The site hosts excellent information for the needlework enthusiast. You’ll find a free stitch guide in PDF, which can be downloaded and printed. Better yet, you’ll find some tutorials on finishing techniques for mounting your embroidery work in different settings, including wooden boxes, jar lids, and paperweights. While Jan concentrates on stumpwork, the techniques she covers for mounting are adaptable to all kinds of needlework. Jan also has a great tutorial (with good pictures) on making applique animals to use on blankets. And finally, you’ll find a tiny berry garland free design, which is sweet.

So, if you’re browsing about the web, stop in and give Windflower Embroidery a look. It looks like a site with a lot of potential – it will be fun to see how it develops!


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  1. Mary, love your site. I was looking for a diagram for a Jan Kerton project. Her bunny blanket. I have had the pleasure of taking classes with Jan. She is awesome.

  2. Hi, Martha – thanks! Oh, lucky you – I’d love to take a class with Jan. I think her work is really beautiful!

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