Category Archives: Finishing techniques

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

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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

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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

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