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What exactly is Lutradur?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julia Atkinson Jan 14, 2013. 3 Replies

From the pictures I've seen, it looks like what I know as Pellon, or interfacing material. Are they the same thing? What makes it such a big "thing" with fabric and mixed media artists?Continue

Nerdy Site Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Faith Oct 19, 2010. 7 Replies

Is there a way to add our own background to our Stitchin Fingers page so that we don't have all the white or solid color on the sides of the main body content? I thought I saw some pages with some…Continue

Machine Embroidered Lace

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jenny Oct 7, 2010. 8 Replies

I was looking for a tutorial on how to do freestanding machine lace on my embroidery machine. So far, all I have found is how to sew it. I need to learn how to design it. When I added "designing" to…Continue


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At 21:37 on August 16, 2014, Faye C said…


At 9:08 on September 21, 2013, Salmah Salim said…

Faith, thank you for making time to comment on the table cloth. It's highly appreciated.

At 7:15 on September 21, 2013, Margo Brooks said…
Faith, Thank you for all your nice comments on my blog posts. It gives me the warm fuzzies when when someone reads them and enjoys them!

At 20:07 on January 28, 2013, Ann Johnson said…

Hello Faith,

I have been so remiss in thanking you for your lovely comments on my needlework.  Thank you for looking at it and being so complimentary. 

If you would like to learn smocking any time, just let me know and I'll help you any way I can.  I love doing it - contemporary, Canadian, North American, English - you name it, I love it. 

I've really enjoyed looking at your photos and notice your orts jar is filling up.  Mine has overflowed since September and I'm deciding what to do with the threads now.  Some random lacy with Solvy maybe....

I hope you are enjoying sf as much as I do.  It's a wonderful place to see other people's work and gain inspiration. 

Your page is an inspiration to me.  Did you paint the fabric/paper yourself?  I love this kind of batik looking work and do some myself.

I just saw your Machine Embroidered Lace discussion and I will have to think hard.  I know I have seen someone making really beautiful, proper lace using the sewing machine and dissolvable glue.  Have you checked out Threads magazine.  That's a fantastic source for 'couture' things like this.

Have a great day!


At 7:35 on April 29, 2012, faith said…

Hi Faith

So great to see another Faith, it is rare to see someone else with the same name but I think its nice, the only other name i know which others used to pull my leg about is Faith Brown, i know theres an American singer called Faith Hill.  I remember someone else being called Faith in Sheffield but that was over twenty years ago.  If you use netting or muslin under the washaway film or paper, that should hold it in place.  Everything was sort of an experiment.  Round the edge of the butterfly I used wire.  Have you done anything like this before.  Ive mainly had to have a go and see what happens, sometimes they work and other times they dont, they fall to pieces.  Is Salem the place where witches were supposed to be famous for? Ive got a challenge to try and paint a dragon today, mainly in watercolour Ive been meaning to do this for a long time.  My gifts list goes on through out the year as i can never get everything done, just before Christmas.

How is the weather there? here weve got galeforce winds and heavy rains.  i was going to walk ny hounds but I think i shall give it a mess today and stay warm and dry.  I love reading about Game Of Thrones im reading the second book at the moment called Clash Of Kings which ive not got too far to finish now.

Weve still got our band Faith and Karma weve not done anywhere live yet, wever been writing more songs and had some new members of the band join us, its all good fun!

well I had better dash off now, my feet are cold, these MS times can be a blooming nuisance sometimes (hee hee)  you take care and write soon

faith and karmax

At 5:40 on March 25, 2012, Deborah Mellifer Moore said…

Thank you, Faith. Yes, I love Jude's work, it really resonates with me but I probably can't - and don't want to - try doing work just like hers, I'm trying to find my own route. I'm still feeling my way, having come back to needlework after a long break.

At 22:47 on February 12, 2012, Faith said…

I have been been working on a new operating system on my computer and between that, TAST and just life, I have not kept up here at Stitchin' Fingers. I just realized I have over 200 messages in my e-mail. (This is everything - comments to all groups I belong to, as well as on photos.) I will be catching up as I can this week.

At 11:28 on June 6, 2011, Mariangela Maciel said…
Oi amiga
Obrigada pelos comentários. Seus trabalhos são maravilhosos!
At 7:22 on June 2, 2011, tanya parker said…
thank you,yes they are...lots of work..!!!!
At 23:10 on May 26, 2011, Elmsley Rose said…

Hi Faith,

Now I've done all that split stitching and adding veins to the wings, the fun stuff starts!

The stumpwork group is great- look at the great advice I got! Not as active as I'd like, tho.

Yeah - perfectionism. It's not part of me to give that up. I used to be a Software Engineer testing defence software....very detailed and intense. My embroidery is the same way. I'd never have the confidence to just 'let go'.....

Different strokes for different folks :-)

Do you know Les Turpin-Delport's work? If you don't I bet it'd interest you., Working with different fibres and materials. His site is at

I'd LOVE to do one of his Botanical kits, but they are SO expensive.

I was given Embroidered Flora and Fauna for my 40th back in February, and am dying to do a few things from there, but I've got projects mapped out for the next 2 years at least! (So many things I want to embroidery, so little time! :-)


I'll have to make my page pretty as well!


Good to meet you,



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TAST 67, 68, 69, 70 & 71

Posted on June 30, 2013 at 20:24 1 Comment

I would love to be an organized person, but after 50+ years of trying, it hasn't happened and I don't think it ever will. Rather than trying (and often failing) to keep track of blog posts at different places, I'm linking or cross posting. Today, it's a link.


Posted on May 1, 2013 at 23:34 3 Comments

I'm so excited. I have to share!

I felt the urge to go wander in Goodwill, today. I was hoping, expecting to find something I could use in my garden. I was getting disappointed, because nothing was speaking to me, but then I remembered that I had found some fabric there once, so I went to that section.

There were several bags of jumbled yarns among the crafts people had given up on. I was going to pass them up, but then I saw what looked like a doily, and I thought with the…



Posted on June 17, 2012 at 19:30 3 Comments

I'm really excited about something new I've learned to do with GIMP and Make Your Own Kaleidoscope! 

I've been sidelined by back problems in the middle of a major family room redo. Unfortunately, I can't get to much in my studio, either, since I stuffed things in there "just 'til I finish." When I saw this past weeks TAST stitch it clicked with a design I saw in one of my Dover design books, but I can't get to the fabric I…


Crazy Quilt Purse

Posted on February 13, 2011 at 4:00 0 Comments

 This is my first attempt at crazy quilting. I figured something relatively small would be better to start with than a quilt for my king sized bed. I see lots of mistakes and other things I'll do differently next time. Overall, however, I am pleased with it and I do see improvement as I go along.  I'm about half way done with the embroidery.

 My first mistake was not to use a foundation fabric. Since the pieces are cut at all angles, some of them are enough on the bias to be quite…


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