Monthly Archives: June 2011

Blackwork Pattern Book: Ensamplario Atlantio

┬áString or Nothing has posted a brand new free blackwork pattern book, Ensamplario Atlantio! It’s pretty cool – there are over 200 patterns in there. The patterns range from simple geometric repeats to stag heads and griffins. Anyway, if you … Continue reading

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Restarting work on the goldwork chrysanthemum

I mentioned my goldwork chrysanthemum from the Mary Jane Collection a while ago. I stopped for a while since the gold was giving me trouble, but Megan gave me some advice on plunging the gold through the fabric, so I’m … Continue reading

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Joining the Royal Persian Blossom Stitchalong

So Mary at Needle ‘n’ Thread is planning a stitchalong of the Royal Persian Blossom from Talliaferro Designs. Nobody has started stitching yet, but she has a discussion area for the stitchalong where people are discussing fabric, thread, and color … Continue reading

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Almost there: Mini Bellpull Kit

I mentioned a while ago that I had almost finished the Mini Bellpull from Custom House of Needlearts. Well, I decided I wanted to finally have it finished, so I’ve picked it up again. I fixed a few spots that … Continue reading

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More Swedish Weaving

As I mentioned in my last post about swedish weaving, my grandma makes afghans with it. In fact, she made a whole lot of them (at least twenty, maybe more). I thought I’d show photos of a few of them … Continue reading

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Chinese embroidered purse

A Chinese friend of mine gave me this lovely purse from China to show y’all. Green and gold go well together. It’s so pretty! It’s mostly a monochromatic design in four shades of green. Plus a few gold accents. Here’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: International Needlework Designs

This is a review of International Needlework Designs, by Mira Silverstein. Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1978. I love this book! It has an enormous variety of styles in it, and Ms. Silverstein picks out really lovely designs. I flip … Continue reading

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