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Stitch Fun! Easy Alternating Beaded Chain Stitch

How about a little Stitch Fun? For those new to Needle ‘n Thread, Stitch Fun! is a series of embroidery stitch tutorials that focus on the fun side of stitching – playing with various embroidery stitches that are perhaps more obscure, or that go beyond the basic stitch. Sometimes, we explore complex or composite stitches, […]

Society Silk Embroidery – a terrific remix!

How about some Monday Morning Inspiration? Vintage embroidered linens are an obsession of mine – I love to collect them, especially if I find beautiful ones that I can afford. Sometimes, I wash them up and use them for gifts. Sometimes, I use them in my home. Sometimes, I just want the embroidery – I […]

Summer Stitching & Home

Last Friday, I left home on an unexpected whirlwind trip to the Deep South. I live in Kansas, where Dorothy put it best: There’s no place like home. Unfortunately, I couldn’t just click my heels and arrive. It was a 15 hour drive to and fro, each direction taken in a day. Not-so-surprisingly, since I […]

Stitch Fun! Beaded Chain Stitch Blossoms

Today, a little Stitch Fun! Remember a couple weeks ago when we looked at adding beads to embroidery stitches? Well, here’s a little follow up tutorial for a cute little line of beaded chain stitches that work up into little round blossoms. This is a simple technique for embellishing a straight, curved, or undulating line. […]

Finding Color Inspiration for Embroidery

If you’ve ever set out to tackle an embroidery project that doesn’t come out of a book or a kit, you know what it’s like to mull over color choices. For me, making good color decisions can be a fairly arduous task. Thankfully, there are some good books on the market that can help with […]

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Gilt Sylke Twist Strawberry

"Thanks, Jeannie! Meyyammai - it's satin stitch, latice couching, some long and short stitch, stem stitch and chain stitch. I was testing a new thread called Gilt Sylke Twist, to see what I could do with it. It was a fun project! Thanks again!"
Mar 20, 2009
Mary Corbet left a comment for Jeannie
"Hi, Jeannie! Thanks for your comment! I really enjoyed looking through your photos! Your stumpwork is gorgeous! I have a little stumpwork piece I'm dying to work up - your pieces really inspire me to get going on it!"
Mar 20, 2009
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Gilt Sylke Twist Strawberry

" did u do this?"
Mar 20, 2009
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Gilt Sylke Twist Strawberry

"This is beautiful and perfectly embroidered!"
Mar 20, 2009
Jeannie left a comment for Mary Corbet
"Hello, I would just like to congratulate you on your work and your site , i go on there often when i need advice on certain points and other times i just want to wander around as it's so interesting! Thank you for sharing! Happy week-end Jeannie"
Mar 20, 2009
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"Hi, Susan! I'll let you know if I can find a PDF version of that Mexican drawn thread book. There may be one online. If I can't find one online, I'll definitely scan it for you and send it to you when I get the time. It's out of…"
Mar 20, 2009

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What type of textile arts are you interested in?
Hand embroidery of all types!
What's your favorite type of needlework?
Self-taught, reading, reading, and practice, practice, and more practice. And reading. And practice.
Please feel free to tell us a little bit about yourself by way of introduction.
You can find me online mostly at my website Needle 'n Thread, and also on Facebook and Twitter
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At 17:01 on September 3, 2014, Mary Beth said…

You have beautiful work posted, Mary. What a lot of variety of work styles.

At 18:12 on August 16, 2014, Elaine Cochrane said…

Mary, I'm incredibly honoured that you liked what I did to your design! You are, of course, free to add it to your file of how others have worked your lovely patterns.

At 23:40 on August 8, 2014, Faye C said…

Mary just wondering if its me or are others having problems transferring photos over from flickr at the mo.It has happened in the past then righted it self but doesn't look like doing that this time.

At 17:24 on July 29, 2014, Sylvia Tsang said…

Thanks for letting me know!

Sylvia Tsang

At 10:06 on March 27, 2014, Maria Filomena Reis said…


At 19:20 on March 23, 2013, Frances Taylor said…

hi Mary


Your work is absolutely fabulous - lovely stitching, such expertise and perfection. Thanks for sharing



At 17:12 on February 26, 2013, susie said…


I'm a big fan and long time follower of your stitches. I am so happy to be here and have found it to be so inspiring, resourceful & friendly!   happy stitching! 

At 17:06 on January 27, 2013, Ginni Jannicelli said…
I'm sorry Mary, I did see your friend request until now!
At 18:05 on January 18, 2013, Cathy Trostmann said…
Let me hear about your interests!
At 13:37 on January 15, 2013, Wilma Jean Cox said…

Mary, I have been a long time follower of Needle and Thread.  I'm excited to join Stitchin' Fingers. I know I will learn much more from you.




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