Category Archives: Design sites

Swedish weaving/huck embroidery

I’ll be showing this form of embroidery in two very different materials: one is a sampler I stitched with embroidery floss on huck cloth/popcorn fabric, and one is an afghan my grandmother stitched in yarn on monk’s cloth. For each … Continue reading

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Crewel embroidery: Custom House of Needlearts

Before I go on to the rest of the post: OMG SHARON B AT PINTANGLE LINKED ME!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!¬† EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!! EEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!! ANYWAY, the photos below are of my Mini Bellpull Kit #46 from Custom House of Needle Arts, the original range. … Continue reading

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Goldwork is usually pricey, and I personally don’t like a lot of the goldwork designs I’ve seen. For me, they overfocus on the gold. I prefer goldwork pieces that incorporate gold as a part of the design. That said, I’d … Continue reading

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Brazilian embroidery

This is fun stuff – shiny (rayon) threads and 3D flowers. I’ve linked all the pictures to the kits available online. Here’s an example I stitched (it’s about 4 inches total): It’s a tiny kit from a site (JDR Brazilian … Continue reading

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Stitch dictionaries!

I’m pretty excited – I discovered an amazing treasure: the Henry Art Gallery Stitch Identification Guide at This resource is maintained by the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington in Seattle, and was created through analyzing “the … Continue reading

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Candlewicking difficulties

So, I’ve been working on a sculptured stitchery and candlewicking kit Majestic Balloons designed by Roger W. Reinardy, and available from Janlynn. It’s called sculptured stitchery because the design is backstitched over cotton batting to create a 3D effect around … Continue reading

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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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