Monthly Archives: January 2013

Book Review: The Anchor Book of Crewelwork Embroidery Stitches

This is a very positive review of “The Anchor Book of Crewelwork Embroidery Stitches” by Eve Harlow. David & Charles, 1997. ISBN 0-7153-0632-4 It’s a really great little book! It has 48 different stitches, each illustrated with a small crewel … Continue reading

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Manohra Thai Dance: Face

I thought and thought about how to do the face. I finally settled on a needlepoint approach with two skin tones, pink for the lips, and brown for the other features. I worked it with only one strand of floss. … Continue reading

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Manohra Thai Dance: Legs

Look, she’s got legs! You can’t dance without legs. Also, I am going to leave the stem stitch ridges in the skirt as they are now rather than filling it in entirely. The pink ribbon at the right came with the … Continue reading

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Some things never change

This is the woodblock “8pm” by Kunichika, created in Japan in about 1890, and it is an accurate picture of my life at the moment. Hello everybody! So, I do not quite have a PhD yet, but I worked some … Continue reading

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