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Started this discussion. Last reply by Noelle Ferry Mar 6, 2013. 3 Replies

I'm not sure where to put this. While many of you have probably seen this, if you haven't, the Oscar dress embroidered by the Royal School of Embroidery is fantastic. 22 people spent over 600 hours…Continue

Needlework Fiction

Started this discussion. Last reply by Margo Brooks May 9, 2013. 38 Replies

I'm looking for the best novels that people have read about needlework fiction to keep a list on my blog. I've got a short list in my mind and will, in the near future be uploading reviews about two:…Continue

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How to add a photo to a blog page.

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Maybe it is my tablet that is preventing me from adding a photo to my blog page, but even so, I can't figure it out. I did it once before, so it must be relatively easy. I've read all of the "how to…Continue

Blogs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Margo Brooks Dec 22, 2012. 2 Replies

I'm pretty sure there are blogs on this site, but I can't find them! Can someone direct me to them. Also, what are people's favorite embroidery blog sites in general? Of course there is Mary's and…Continue

 

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What type of textile arts are you interested in?
I am interested in embroidery. Especially Brazilian embroidery and stump work, but want to learn more about everything, including the history of embroidery.
What's your favorite type of needlework?
I wrote about the story of my very first embroidery project on my blog at: http://threadalongwithme.blogspot.com/2012/12/beginnings.html?m=1

I learned basic sewing and embroidery skills from my mother and I learned a lot more on my own.

It wasn't until I moved to Denver in 2009 that I had my first formal embroidery instruction. I saw a class in Brazilian embroidery starting up the week after I moved here, and haven't looked back since then. Christine Hause has been a fantastic instructor and the Brazilian embroidery guild helps me expand my skills.
Please feel free to tell us a little bit about yourself by way of introduction.
Stichinfingers has inspired me to start my own blog. It is about my stitching journey. It includes updates on my projects, but also stories about the stitches that make up my memories.
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At 21:02 on February 27, 2014, Liz Adams said…

Thank you for your appreciative comment.  I love working with gold threads, but this silver was stiff and unyielding and quite a challenge to get the flow and curving lines I was wanting.  Kind of a battle!

At 15:06 on February 4, 2014, Paul Phillip Evans said…

Hi Margo,

Thanks for your comment. It was really fun to embroider this piece.

Paul

At 9:27 on January 8, 2014, susan said…

Thank you for the comment.  I love your blumen needle project.  

Have a wonderful day!

susan

At 8:01 on December 24, 2013, Marjolein Mieras said…

This is such a fun project to create and it is all up to you how large you make it and what base you use.

In fact I made three pebbles, one with a real stone, one with firm cardboard and a little desert with a cd as base.

If you have any questions, please ask! Good luck and enjoy!

Merry Christmas to you!

Marjolein

At 4:52 on December 23, 2013, Marjolein Mieras said…

On my blog are also some instructions. I starts here: pebble adventure.

At 4:36 on December 23, 2013, Marjolein Mieras said…

Hi Margo, Anneliese notified me about your wish to create a pebble. Unfortunately the instructions on the site of the Embroidery Guils have disappeared. Fortunately I saved the instructions on my laptop. I have uploaded them to my Google Drive and if I did it correctly, you can view and download them from here: encrusting calico

I will also mention this link on the pebble discussion over here: pebble adventure

At 16:55 on December 22, 2013, Anneliese said…
Margo, I read your comment on the pebble of Sheila Knight. As I also made a pebble some time ago I tried to find out about the instructions. I could recommend you to open the blog of mosaicpagpie and find tutorial. There you can find some of her instructions which could help you further.
At 13:54 on December 11, 2013, Sheila Knight said…

Some years ago I made something similar in an evening class, we all completed the same project  and they were all quite different.  Also embroidered pebbles can be found on Google. So not entirely original idea!

At 4:44 on December 9, 2013, Doris Perlhuhn said…

Thanks a lot for your comment. I love the idea of stockings flying through the air.

At 19:21 on November 16, 2013, Michelle Hamill said…

Wow, thanks for your kind comments Margo! I'll keep refreshing your blog home page now :-D

 
 
 

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