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Displaying embroidery in a hoop

Q: Why shouldn’t I just take a pair of scissors and hack off all the excess fabric that sticks out behind my wooden embroidery hoop? A: 1) Because you’ve gone to all this trouble to stitch something nice, it’s a shame to rush through the finishing like a knucklehead. 2) Because you are not a knucklehead. Continue reading

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How To : : Headbands (bookbinding)

Most frequently used by bookbinders today, the Headband with a Bead on the Edge features a two-color stripey band with little ‘beads’ of alternating colors that sit right on top of the paper and just underneath the headband itself. Continue reading

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Make a Spool Bird

The Project: There is a very cute bird softie project over on Spool Sewing that I fell in love with the instant I saw it. Right away I made a trial bird, in pink and yellow— a week later she … Continue reading

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Join a movie-themed embroidery swap: the Phat Quarter

The Project I have ❤‘d Mr X Stitch loooongtime, but didn’t have the nerve to join one of their FFF of F (Fifth Friday Festival of Fabulousness) swaps until now. The theme this time is Movies…something I have not had … Continue reading

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