Tag Archives: Embroidery

Sneezing. Need bookmarks? Part 2.

Continuing from two weeks ago…… Step five: Do your embroidery at the laundromat since it is time to switch out the giant winter duvet with the light summer one, and you should wash your duvet before putting it away and … Continue reading

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Sneezing. Need bookmarks? Part 1.

Too much pollen in the air, so you may be stuck inside reading (yeah, right, like that’s happening) about outside instead of being outside. So, lots of sneezing interspersed with books. And thus there may be a greater need for bookmarks. … Continue reading

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Protect your weird jam

Say you have some weird jam, made from mayhaw. Mayhaw, Crataegus opaca or Riverflat Hawthorn, is a wetland tree native to the south eastern North America. Thus it is medium local. And ideal to give to someone who lives far away. But you should do the wrapping … Continue reading

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Sunray venus, part two

The sunray venus project continues. Got the basic shape onto the canvas a few weeks back. Step 5 ended with a block printing of the venus onto mono needlepoint canvas. So, continuing from there: 6.) Paint. Paint in the details using acrylic paint. … Continue reading

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Major bones of the reptile cranium, dorsal view, in satin stitch

Bad memory for bones. And reptiles got too many. And satin stitch takes a bit of practice. And silk is a pain to work, very shreddy. (Yes, it is good silk….) Hence this small sampler depicting the major bones that you … Continue reading

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Embroidery found at a 1960s beach house

As the next project is rather complicated, requiring some heavy books and a talk with a paleontologist, and people are most likely sick of looking at turtles and snake, this is a turtle AND snake free post, composed of random … Continue reading

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Adding gridded motifs to non-gridded fabric

The Sarracenia from last week resulted in rather positive comments. I’ve tried doing similar things using waste canvas, but have been less than happy with pulling out all the annoying little threads and the results have been not so great. … Continue reading

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