Category Archives: Design sites

Yet more crewel

I seem to have plenty of crewel embroidery fans reading my blog, so I will mention two more companies from the other side of the world, in case y’all don’t know about them. Here are three designs from Cindy Cooper … Continue reading

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Plas Teg Bellpull

This is the Plas Teg Bellpull from the Mary Jane Collection (2 feet by 6 inches). I’ve had this for a while. I was so excited about this design that I went and got the floss for it, even though … Continue reading

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O Canada

I was thinking. My philosophy of embroidery is: I know how to doggie paddle so why not jump in the deep end? Sink or swim, y’all! If I get stuck then I desperately hope that Needle ‘n Thread can bail … Continue reading

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Drawn thread embroidery

Today I found you a (free!) beautiful 19 page tutorial on drawn thread work from the Heritage Shoppe. This shows you, in detail with many photos,  how to do the work in this picture. It’s a type of embroidery where … Continue reading

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Talliaferro Designs

I am very very excited to announce that I found a brand new line of crewel embroidery designs by Anna Garris Goiser from Virginia (USA)! So brand new that the chartpacks are in fact being written right now. The Royal … Continue reading

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Hardanger

This is a type of Norwegian embroidery, popular also in the northern midwest USA. It’s very geometric with lots of square eyelets and lacy fillings. Nordic Needle’s specialty is hardanger, and they provide an extensive overview of the topic, lots … Continue reading

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Rowandean cat

Here is yet another kit I’m so very close to finishing. It’s a small kit from Rowandean Embroidery, which is a British company with a huge variety of kits. This design is about 3 inches by 4 inches. I don’t … Continue reading

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