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Using Stabilizer

Started by Nancy Larsen in General topics yesterday. 0 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


Started by Helen Johnstone in Fabric, threads and tools. Last reply by gill on Wednesday. 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


Started by adrianne hunt in General topics. Last reply by Robyn Jenkins Feb 23. 19 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

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

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 Marianne Bischof Feb 10. 6 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

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

Is it Only Creative if You Create It?

Started by Linda Green in General topics. Last reply by jackie hyder Feb 3. 16 Replies

Hi everyone.  I've been reading this blog religiously for a very long time (I hope that doesn't make me an "eavesdropper"), and I am overwhelmed by the talent and beauty I see here.I have stitched my whole life--mostly free embroidery and crewel,…Continue


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