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Started by Jerome Speekman in Textile How-To: Questions & Explanations. Last reply by Jerome Speekman 8 minutes ago. 1 Reply

Hi Stitching fingers!When I took the waistcoat to our tailor she of course put the original pattern on my work the red outline shows you how much the material had shrunk since I started on it.Amazing me as I made it one size bigger knowing it would…Continue

Pleating Machine

Started by Lauren Chong Sng in Fabric, threads and tools. Last reply by Lauren Chong Sng on Wednesday. 2 Replies

Can you recommend a brand of pleating machine?  There are Amanda Jane, Read, Princess, etc.  I would love to hear from anyone with experience and knowledge.  Would also like to try before I buy -- I live in San Diego.  Thank you, fellow-stitchers.…Continue

Tags: Smocking, and, Pleating

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Started by sharonb in For new hands. Last reply by Becky McGinnis on Tuesday. 249 Replies

Hi all I thought I would start this group and see if people were interested in joining. If you are here leave a message to introduce your self. Tell us what your fiber interests are tooI will also test the image function and leave some eye candyContinue


Started by Charlene Munson in Stitchin' Fingers: Site Info, News, & Questions. Last reply by Carole Anne Wescombe on Tuesday. 16 Replies

Hello everyone -  I'm new to this site and new to chat groups on a computer.  Mostly, I'm a looky loo.  Two years ago I started a cross stitch (Frederick the Literate) (I'm a novice to stitching and wanted a quiet activity other than…Continue

Out of Print/Discontinued

Started by Debbie in General topics on Monday. 0 Replies

I have been tirelessly looking for two out of print Permin hardanger charts, 10-3703 & 10-0787 - please, if anyone can advise  I have written Permin, other FB sites etc to no avail... HELP!  Thank you so very much.Continue

Family Quilts

Started by Rose White in Looking for a pattern.... Last reply by Bonnie from Buffalo Jan 25. 1 Reply

I am currently feverishly working on making a new quilt for each of my three children, two grandchildren, a great grandson, and all of the associated inlaws (4). I need to have them done and wrapped by mid-March. Fortunately for me, I have two…Continue

Chicken Scratch resources

Started by Holly Cooper in General topics. Last reply by LJ Hubbard Jan 24. 1 Reply

I remember my mother stitching a pattern on the hem of a gingham dress for me in a cross stitch pattern, probably in the late 1950's. After diving into the internet a few times, I have found this is sometimes called chicken scratch. I have tried it…Continue

Tags: gingham, scratch, chicken, stitch, cross

Washing piece with beading and silk?

Started by Rebecca Górzyńska in Textile How-To: Questions & Explanations Jan 23. 0 Replies

I am working on a project, 18x18", of silk and cotton threads and glass beads on cotton batik. I originally thought to make it into an art quilt/wall hanging, but I am worried it will get dusty and dirty and there will be no good way to clean it…Continue


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