Category Archives: Mother

Seashore

Guest post from my mother, Laura! A while ago my daughter Hannah discovered PinTangle – Sharon B’s fantastic website for embroidery and crazy quilting. She shared it with me and in the course of clicking through all the links I … Continue reading

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The Big Green: Part 3

Here is another guest post from Laura (aka Mom) about The Big Green. The big blue and purple crocheted delphiniums have their floss counterparts embroidered in buttonhole stitch in the background. Gold, brown, and tan floss in seed stitch forms … Continue reading

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Creative embroidery kit

I thought I’d show y’all what I gave my mother for Christmas. It’s a home-made creative embroidery kit! I went to the craft store and put it together myself. It includes ten balls of nice yarn with a variety of … Continue reading

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The Big Green: Part 2

Today we have a guest post from Laura (my mother), with further progress on The Big Green. When last seen, The Big Green was mounted on a stretcher frame. Clearly the background appears stark and bare compared to the exuberance … Continue reading

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The Big Green: History of a Project

I’ve asked my mother (Laura) to do a series of guest posts about her embroidery. Today she presents some of the history of The Big Green and some work-in-progress photos. Follow up posts will show further progress on the work. … Continue reading

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More on the Sandy Starkman Jacket

So there were some questions in the comments about how the jacket was worked. I’m guessing it’s a form of needle-lace/needle-weaving, based on similarity to images in the Encyclopedia of Needlework, by Therese de Dillmont (it’s public domain, so it’s … Continue reading

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Needlelace Jacket

My mother is visiting me! She found this wonderful jacket in a thrift store for $7. It’s covered in couched cording and needlelace cutouts. The tag says it is Sandy Starkman, 100% silk, and made in India. Suddenly, I have … Continue reading

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