Monthly Archives: March 2012

Hmong Jacket/Dress

Folks, over winter break I visited Hmong Village again (it’s an indoor marketplace in St Paul, Minnesota, with a lot of shops run by Hmong-Americans). See this lovely, lovely jacket or dress? You can wear it either way. All mine. … Continue reading

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Chikankari class: Part 3

I am still embroidering away on Anita’s chikan work class, though I am falling a little behind since I’m busy with work. I’m very happy with how it is turning out. The fabric is very transparent. It looks ivory in the … Continue reading

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Please Share My Stuff

Folks, in light of recent concerns running around the internet about Pinterest, I thought I’d clarify that YES, you may share my images on Pinterest. I have added a sharing button for it. Please make sure you link back to … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Monograms

Well, I was browsing through the Antique Pattern Library (free, y’all!), checking to see if there were any new or previously-overlooked books, when I discovered this treasure! What a truly epic H! I will definitely have to embroider myself a monogram … Continue reading

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Hardanger Card: June

I finished another hardanger card! This one is the “June” card – it was originally part of a yearlong series (you can find it here at Nordic Needle). There are a few changes from the original instructions. I miscounted on … Continue reading

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Liebster Blog Award

Rachel tagged me with a blog award. I am now supposed to name 5 fantastic embroidery blogs! (Rachel, at VirtuoSew Adventures, also has a lovely blog. She recently finished the Tudor and Stuart Goldwork Master Class from Thistle Threads, which … Continue reading

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Chikan Embroidery Class Openings

Hey y’all! Anita has announced that her mom will help with the chikankari embroidery class. So there are now more openings if you want to join! Go here to register!  

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Hello, world!

WordPress added a new statistics feature – it now keeps track of where my readers are from! Here is the map of countries colored by hit count since it started keeping track. I love it. I’ll have to try to … Continue reading

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Chikankari class: Part 2

I made some progress with my chikan work over the weekend (from Anita‘s stitch-a-long class). I added some variegated thread in blue and yellow. Here is the back of the work – this is double back stitch so from the … Continue reading

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Chikankari class

Remember my post about chikankari, which is an Indian form of shadow work? Anita is teaching an online class and I signed up for it! I picked out some ivory chiffon and some very pale variegated thread. It might be too … Continue reading

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