Category Archives: tutorials

Hardanger Sampler 1

I felt like trying something new, so here’s the start of my Hardanger sampler! I picked stitches that looked pretty in the instructions and tried them out. Turned out great! It’s not hard, actually, though it looks really fancy. Traditionally, … Continue reading

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Punto Antico vs Hardanger

Erica asked if I was sure the piece shown in Hardanger Inspiration was hardanger and not Punto Antico. I thought I’d reply in a post since my answer was getting a little long and perhaps others would be interested too. … Continue reading

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Long and short stitch explanation

This post provides a rather long answer to my lovely reader Wendy’s question from the last post. Here is the photo of the petal from a distance. Here is the petal next to a ruler. The ruler is in inches, … Continue reading

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Software for Embroidery Design I

Folks, I thought I’d make sure y’all are aware of Inkscape, a graphic design software that’s completely free and useful for embroidery design. If y’all are interested in designing and want your designs in digital form, this is very useful. … Continue reading

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Japanese thimbles

This post is about handmade Japanese thimbles (like the one with the watermelon design)! Apparently, Japanese thimbles are rings instead of the shape I’m used to. Ma Mercerie by Chloe Patricia is a blog about all the ways you can … Continue reading

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Indian embroidery: Kutch work

This is a type of embroidery from the Indian state of Gujarat, and is especially popular in the Kutch and Bhuj regions. It’s closely related to Armenian embroidery – they both use interlaced herringbone stitch. The Indian designs tend to … Continue reading

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Silk Ribbon embroidery tutorials

NOTE: Unfortunately the original blog disappeared 😦 The website is no more. So I removed the links. I’d like to introduce y’all to a Turkish blog with some seriously beautiful silk ribbon embroidery tutorials and needlework. (Some of them are … Continue reading

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