Monthly Archives: December 2010

Cross stitch

I won’t be discussing cross-stitch often, since I rapidly lose interest in making billions of identical little x’s. But, if you’d like some exotic cross-stitch designs, take a look at PINN Cross Stitch (it’s a Thai company). It’s still affordable … Continue reading

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A treatise on embroidery

I’d like to recommend an amazing book on needlepainting. It is completely free because it was published in 1907 and is therefore public domain: A treatise on embroidery; with twenty color illustrations from original models by Hemingway & Sons Silk … Continue reading

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the etymology of embroidery

(an update to the About page!) embroider: late 14th century, from the Anglo-French word enbrouder, from the prefix en- meaning “in” (see en- (1)) plus broisder “embroider,” from Frankish  *brozdon, from Proto-Germanic  word *bruzdajanan. Influenced by Old English brogden, past participle … Continue reading

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Bird Brocade

I recently started working on the Bird Brocade kit (crewel embroidery) by Elsa Williams from Janlynn. I like the design, but this kit has a whole lot of satin and long+short stitch, and I prefer a lot of different stitches. … Continue reading

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