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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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Needlework News Snips: Information & Inspiration


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Howdy, howdy from the cornfields of Kansas!

Let’s take a break from the holiday hustle, shall we?

Grab a nice cup of something, and let’s explore some embroidery-related bits that have caught my eye in the past week or so. Some are informational, some are inspirational, but I hope all are enjoyable!

Needlework News Snips - December, 2014

Needlework News Snips for Leisurely Weekend Meanderings

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  1. Dear Mary

    A very interesting read with lots of information on different ways to create Christmas ornaments. I love Tanja Berlin’s free Holly embroidery project it looks an easy project to follow. Your guide to best threads for embroidery is also very enlightening. All the craft websites are interesting and a great read. Thanks for sharing your weekend snips with us and for all the useful information contained in them. I hope you have a great weekend.

    Regards Anita Simmance

  2. Thank you for the bits of information today.

    I used to think that all of this was old fashioned. But as I got older, I have turned to woodworking and other crafts I once thought were dated. It has helped me to appreciate the simplicity in things…

    – Folk Costumes — They are so bright and happy. It must have done wonders for people to dress up and celebrate especially after struggling so often day after day.

    – Puncetto — One of my favorites with the simplicity of design that can transform a garment into something special. I am trying to practice this as often as I can.

    – Other regions — The Sami people in the North to the Kashubian region of Poland (a favorite embroidery) and on. Simple things to make a day something brighter.

    So uplifting to me…

  3. So many interesting links, Mary! I especially love the Christmas fonts and think they would translate well into quilled lettering… now there’s a project for me for [next] year. 🙂 Thanks very much for including the ornament kit round up. I love your idea of adding stitching to those dear little houses.

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