Help Rachel fly her embroidery into Space

I have previously written about the work of Rachel Hobson who represented the surface of the moon using textured embroidery techniques. The news is, Rachel has made it to round 2 in the NASA/Etsy Space Craft Contest. If her piece is voted into the top 20, it will get to …

From Studio Journal Design to Embroidery: A hand embroidered file cover part 4

This is the last in a series of articles about designing a hand embroidery project. It moves from creating the design to working the finished cover for a file. This is the completed piece which will cover the front of a leaver arch file. Click on the image to see a …

For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 428

This is the last band in this section of the sampler. It is the border at the bottom of part 30. Threads: Stranded cotton floss, wool, metallic braid, cotton Fabric: 26 cnt linen Size: The For Love of Stitching Band Sampler is 15 cm (6 inches) wide. It consists of different strips …

Introducing block 40 on the I Dropped the Button Box crazy quilt

I am pleased to announce that I am now about to start documenting block 40 of the I dropped the button box quilt. This block is in Victorian browns which were very popular at the time. Over the next few weeks I will focus on each seam and embellishment and …

CQ Detail 270

Crazy quilt seam decoration: This is the last detail on block 39  it is simple a cluster of vintage buttons. What is the story? This regularly published series aims to illustrate and document the hand embroidered seams, embellishments and decorations on my crazy quilt I dropped the button box. All articles are categorised in the projects under …

For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 426

This band is made up of 3 lines of stacked buttonhole stitch. The bottom row has had detached chain stitches and beads added.   Threads: Cotton, rayon ribbon floss, perle cotton, rayon thread Fabric: 26 cnt linen Size: The For Love of Stitching Band Sampler is 15 cm (6 inches) wide. It …