About

Mary Corbet

writer and founder

 

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

Contact Mary

Connect with Mary

     

Archives

2019 (7) 2018 (146) 2017 (169) 2016 (147) 2015 (246) 2014 (294) 2013 (294) 2012 (305) 2011 (306) 2010 (316) 2009 (367) 2008 (353) 2007 (225) 2006 (139)
 

A Stitcher’s Christmas, 2018: Sajou Silk & Scissors

 

Amazon

Today, it’s all about some of a stitcher’s Favorite Things: thread and scissors! Silk thread and scissors!

There’s nothing quite like luscious colors of silk and beautiful scissors to make my little heart go pitter-pat.

(Well, that, and chocolates…)

Today’s installment of A Stitcher’s Christmas comes to you courtesy of Tres Chic Stitchery, the US distributor for Sajou threads and other Sajou needlework treats.

Before we get to this give-away, I’ll announce the winner of Monday’s give-away (gorgeous overdyed threads from Colour Compliments). Then I’ll pass on the details about today’s give-away, along with the guidelines for entering. Read on, read on…

Sajou Silk and Scissors, A Stitcher's Christmas 2018
Continue reading “A Stitcher’s Christmas, 2018: Sajou Silk & Scissors”

Holly & Evergreens: A Stitching Break – and a winner!

 

Sometimes, you just need a stitching break!

Now, don’t get me wrong. By stitching break, I don’t necessarily mean a break from stitching! I mean a project that’s a stitching break. It breaks up more demanding projects; it’s relaxing; it’s comfortable; it’s fun. And it might even serve a good purpose!

That’s the kind of project I’m working on right now. It’s my stitching break, between some more demanding needlework. It’s very simple. And the finished embroidery will make a terrific addition to a Christmas gift basket.

So let’s take a look at my “stitching break” project! I’ll tell you a bit about it and why it’s perfect for this time of year.

I’ll also announce the winner of last Friday’s Stitcher’s Christmas give-away at the end of the article, so read on through, because it just might be you!

Holly & Evergreens Christmas embroidery corner design
Continue reading “Holly & Evergreens: A Stitching Break – and a winner!”

A Stitcher’s Christmas, 2018: The Four Seasons in Thread!

 

Happy Monday!

It’s hard to believe we are already into December and onto the third installment of A Stitcher’s Christmas, a series of pre-Christmas give-aways here on Needle ‘n Thread.

When it comes to What Embroiderers Love Best, I think I can safely say that we love embroidery thread. The more I embroider, the more I love thread – all kinds of thread! When I see thread, I see possibilities. Don’t you?

Today’s give-away, courtesy of Colour Complements, involves a gorgeous collection of hand-dyed threads in a glorious four-season array of color.

Four Seasons in Thread, a Stitcher's Christmas, 2018
Continue reading “A Stitcher’s Christmas, 2018: The Four Seasons in Thread!”

Christmas Stitching: Free Hand Embroidery Designs!

 

Since we’ve kicked off A Stitcher’s Christmas, and since it’s not quite December yet (so there’s still time!), I figure today is a good day for a round-up of free Christmas embroidery designs here on Needle ‘n Thread, for those who want to do a little holiday stitching!

I always underestimate the time it will take to complete an embroidery project, but in fact, most of these projects I’m going to list here can be completed in a good bout of weekend binge-stitching. Some of them might take a little longer, but all of them are doable well before Christmas arrives!

Free Patterns for Christmas Stitching
Continue reading “Christmas Stitching: Free Hand Embroidery Designs!”

Stitcher’s Christmas, 2018: Passion for Needlework x 5!

 

It’s that glorious time of year! Time to spread some pre-Christmas cheer!

Today is the first installment of A Stitcher’s Christmas, 2018 – a series of delectable pre-Christmas give-aways hosted here on Needle ‘n Thread, with prizes offered by small needlework businesses around the world.

The series runs intermittently from now until Christmas. On each give-away day, I’ll announce the prizes and then, in the future give-aways, I’ll announce the winners. It’s very simple to join – you just need to answer the question posed in the give-away article using the comment form on that article (I’ll link you straight to it, so there’s no guess work), and before you know it, you could find a beautiful needlework treat landing in your mailbox this holiday season!

Stitcher's Christmas: Passion for Needlework, Factoria VII
Continue reading “Stitcher’s Christmas, 2018: Passion for Needlework x 5!”

A Thousand Flowers: Four Tapestry Smalls Available Now!

 

Happy Friday after Thanksgiving!

Today’s the day I get to share with you my newest e-book, A Thousand Flowers, and, for the first time, a kit to go along with it!

Here’s the low-down: I’ll tell you what’s in the e-book, what’s in the kit, and where you can get them (well, that’s right here in my shop, if you’re eager to skip ahead…)

A Thousand Flowers: E-Book and Kit for Four Tapestry Smalls
Continue reading “A Thousand Flowers: Four Tapestry Smalls Available Now!”