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Please give me tips for the embroidery project idea I want to start!

Started by Karen in Textile How-To: Questions & Explanations. Last reply by Kathryn Peers on Tuesday. 7 Replies

Hi, I hope some experienced stitchers here will give me advice for the embroidery project I have dreamed up, which is a very simple one. I am decorating my new home - my husband and I married in April.  We both raised our children as single parents,…Continue


Started by adrianne hunt in General topics. Last reply by Jo-Anne Mar 21. 20 Replies

Hi - I've been doing all kinds of embroidery for over 30+ years.  Recently I started doing wool embroidery on wool blanketing (which, by the way, is very expensive stuff that can't be found in the USA, have to get it from Australia) from the…Continue

Using Stabilizer

Started by Nancy Larsen in General topics. Last reply by Frances Taylor Mar 16. 6 Replies

I have the task of stitching little motifs on the bottom of about 15 scarves for a wedding.  The scarves are viscose, and quite soft.  I know that I'll need to use some kind of stabilizer, and I'm wondering about the best way to handle this.  I…Continue

How many is too many?

Started by Lynn Marsland in General topics. Last reply by Frances Taylor Mar 14. 6 Replies

Yesterday I was considering how many projects in process is too many. I made the mistake of asking my husband his opinion. Though he is always reading more than one book he feels you should see one project to the end before starting the next. He…Continue


Started by Helen Johnstone in Fabric, threads and tools. Last reply by gill Mar 4. 2 Replies

HiI have Hazel Blomkamp's Crewel Twists and she recommends hopsack 190gsm but I can't find it anywhere in UK and have no idea what a similar fabric would be - any ideas would be welcomeContinue

Tags: Twisrs, Crewel, Hopsack

I need your help with finding silk ribbon .....

Started by Noelle Ferry in General topics. Last reply by Barbara Larsen Feb 23. 11 Replies

Hi,Well, if you use YLI silk ribbons and have placed an order recently you might have noticed instead of 5 yards of silk ribbon in a package you are getting 2.5 yards!  Yeps, and at the same price as for 5 yards.Please if you have found solid colors…Continue

Stitching is my therapy!

Started by Jocelyn Thurston in Blogs and blogging. Last reply by Liz Adams Feb 10. 6 Replies

Just so happy to have found you all.I'm a retiree who finally has the time to devote to my loves...embroidery, quilting, knitting and crocheting. I also love to eat and cook and bake.   I have an almost daily blog…Continue

Stabilising hand applique

Started by Sophie the Brit in For new hands Feb 3. 0 Replies

Hello, I'm new to Stitchin Fingers and trying to get into hand sewing as my twin toddlers make it a challenge ever to get the sewing machine out. I have half an hour or so each evening, zonked in front of the TV, when I can hopefully create…Continue

Tags: applique


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