Category Archives: Finishing techniques

Plas Teg Bellpull: Framed up

All framed up and entered in the show! The 50th Annual Woodlawn Needlework Exhibition is in Alexandria, Virginia. There are hundreds of pieces on display during March, so if you’re in the area you should go visit!

Posted in Crewel, Finishing techniques, My work | 20 Comments

Plas Teg Bellpull: To the frame shop!

It’s going to look fabulous! And a million billion thanks to my brother for dashing about getting it ready, and to Anna of Talliaferro for all her help making sure the thing gets ready in time for the show. I … Continue reading

Posted in Crewel, Finishing techniques, My work | Tagged , , | 10 Comments

Needlework accessories wishlist

Today I have a wishlist of needlework accessories I’d like to see more often. There are lots of patterns for biscornus and needlecases and boxes and table runners. But I’d like to see more of these: I’d love to see … Continue reading

Posted in Finishing techniques | Tagged , | 18 Comments

More Hardanger Cards

I’ve been working on two more! Sometimes it’s really nice to have a small project that finishes quickly (These are from the Nordic Needle Hardanger Card Club). I love the colors. I need to pick borders for them. I am … Continue reading

Posted in Finishing techniques, Hardanger, My work | Tagged , , , , , | 14 Comments

Hardanger Card: February

Y’all, I finished another card! I usually avoid pastels, but this one is really pretty. It’s ThreadworX, the Teeka color. It’s the “February” card because it’s originally part of a twelve-month embroidery kit club from Nordic Needle. Here is a … Continue reading

Advertisement

Posted in Finishing techniques, Hardanger, My work | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

Very Pink Hardanger Card

Well, folks, I owe a whole lot of people thank you notes. So, I went and splurged on the Hardanger Card Club from Nordic Needle. It’s a lot upfront, since they aren’t offering it in monthly installments anymore. On the … Continue reading

Posted in Finishing techniques, Hardanger, My work | Tagged , , , , , | 14 Comments

Egyptian Cross-Stitch

Something exciting came in the mail yesterday! My friend moved to Egypt in July, and has been having all kinds of adventures in Cairo. She knows about my blog, so she sent me a present! The tag says it’s from … Continue reading

Posted in Cross-stitch, Embroidery around the world, Finishing techniques | Tagged , , , | 14 Comments

Kantha Hair Barrette

This weekend I thought I’d try decorating myself with embroidery. Here is my kantha embroidery hair barrette: It’s metallic gold thread on black cotton sateen so it’s actually fairly shiny, though that’s hard to photograph. Even harder is photographing the … Continue reading

Posted in Finishing techniques, Indian embroidery, My work | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Book Review: Decorative Boxes

This is a review of the book “Making Decorative Fabric-Covered Boxes” by Mary Jo Hiney. Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., New York, 1996. Y’all, I haven’t been doing embroidery all that long, but I can already see that it won’t be … Continue reading

Posted in Book reviews, Finishing techniques | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Kasuti Bluebird

This was inspired by a comment from a friend on my post about Kasuti embroidery. The bird is in DMC 3807 blueish purple and the border is in DMC 718. It came out really well! The stitched area is about … Continue reading

Posted in Blackwork, Finishing techniques, Indian embroidery, My work | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments