Tag Archives: Dimensions

Elegant Oriole: Stitch guide

I made quite a few alterations to the Elegant Oriole kit! I thought folks might be interested in a labeled photo indicating the stitches I used. It’s practically a sampler. I’ve decided I adore Cretan stitch, but I definitely need … Continue reading

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Elegant Oriole Finished

Continuing my progress photos from the last post: Next I added in the branches in Portuguese stem stitch. I love the texture. It makes a bold twisted line, very branchlike. For the second red flower I decided to try out … Continue reading

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Elegant Oriole

I’ve been working on a secret project! I worked up a modified version of the quick 5×7 inch crewel kit Elegant Oriole, from Dimensions (it’s about $9). It’s a graduation present for a friend of mine. I gave it to her … 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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Canvaswork

This is a Dimensions kit and one of my earliest embroidery pieces. I cannot for the life of me remember the name. I know it’s out of production, and may have had “royal” in the title. I love the colors, … Continue reading

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