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Kingfisher Chinese Embroidery: Quick Update

I have been working on my Chinese silk embroidery kit (not really worked in Chinese style). I added a lot of leaves, and started work on the flower. The flower has bold shading instead of gently changing shades, which is … Continue reading

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Progress on the Chinese embroidery

I’ve been working on the Chinese silk embroidery kit (my post introducing it) from Elite Silk Arts. It’s really looking gorgeous! But you know, embroidering with a single silk strand takes a whole lot of stitches to cover an area. … Continue reading

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Derwentwater Designs

I thought I’d mention some kits that caught my eye the other day. These are combination cross-stitch center/blackwork frame designs of wildlife from Rose Swalwell of Derwentwater Designs (couldn’t find the designer homepage, so I picked a shop). In the … Continue reading

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Bird Brocade II

So, I’ve been stitching up a storm in the last week. You can see the last report in the earlier post Bird Brocade. As a reminder, I am keeping the colors and designs from the kit, but inventing my own … Continue reading

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Rowandean Cat – finished

Finished! Previous post on the cat.

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Rowandean cat

Here is yet another kit I’m so very close to finishing. It’s a small kit from Rowandean Embroidery, which is a British company with a huge variety of kits. This design is about 3 inches by 4 inches. I don’t … Continue reading

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Swedish weaving/huck embroidery

I’ll be showing this form of embroidery in two very different materials: one is a sampler I stitched with embroidery floss on huck cloth/popcorn fabric, and one is an afghan my grandmother stitched in yarn on monk’s cloth. For each … Continue reading

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Crewel embroidery: Custom House of Needlearts

Before I go on to the rest of the post: OMG SHARON B AT PINTANGLE LINKED ME!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!¬† EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!! EEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!! ANYWAY, the photos below are of my Mini Bellpull Kit #46 from Custom House of Needle Arts, the original range. … Continue reading

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Goldwork is usually pricey, and I personally don’t like a lot of the goldwork designs I’ve seen. For me, they overfocus on the gold. I prefer goldwork pieces that incorporate gold as a part of the design. That said, I’d … Continue reading

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Brazilian embroidery

This is fun stuff – shiny (rayon) threads and 3D flowers. I’ve linked all the pictures to the kits available online. Here’s an example I stitched (it’s about 4 inches total): It’s a tiny kit from a site (JDR Brazilian … Continue reading

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