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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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Interested in Dimensional Embroidery?


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Whoa! After a hectic work week, I’m able to concentrate on a couple embroidery resources I want to share with you! The first one is a website dedicated to Brazlian Embroidery, the techniques of which carry over into stumpwork and regular surface embroidery. So, here it is:

The Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery International Guild has a very informative website with a lot of interesting embroidery goodies on it.

First of all, there’s a good information section on the site. I found the page on thread comparisons and embroidery supplies very informative! Basic stitches are an important part of any embroidery endeavor, and you’ll see some good diagrams here. They also supply photos of the finished stitches, which is really handy.

Finally, since it’s a technique-specific site, it’s great that they have some free Brazilian embroidery designs for practice. I love the one called Rhapsody – it’s really nice (and I like the vibrant colors).

So, if dimensional embroidery is your thing, do check out the The Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery International Guild! You’ll be glad you did!

I’m still trying to concoct an idea for a stash give-away contest. I need a good question I can ask people to share information on! Any ideas???

And now, for the first time in AGES – I’m going to go pick up my own needle ‘n thread and make some progress on my little canvas work sampler. Tomorrow, I’ll show you some photos! (It’s not turning out as badly as I thought it would!)


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  1. Thanks for all the great info and patterns you share. I’ve recently started cross stitching and embroiderin’ again. I bought some pillowcases, ripped out the hems, got some lace for edging & then realized I have no pattern for the needlework! They will be a gift for my parents & now, with your site, I’ll have what I need to finish them up…thanks so much!
    Jackie 🙂

  2. Great ideas – I especially like the time management tips one. Hm… Tomorrow (Sunday, Feb 10th) I’ll be posting give-away! So, I may very well use that idea!

    Thanks, Paula!

  3. Thanks for the great links. For the comp – what about favourite/most used stitches? or best time management tip.

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