Free ebook of Vintage Crazy Quilt Embroidery Patterns

In 1884 Mary Haehnlen wrote  A Book of Fancy Designs for Ornamenting Oriental Work. It’s a little gem because it is full of vintage Crazy Quilt embroidery patterns. I bet she never thought that over a century later, women from all over the globe would be interested in it. To …

Review: Stitching Idyllic: Hand Stitch Recognizable Summer Flowers

Ann Bernard has written a second instruction book on using Creative Surface Stitchery to stitch garden flowers titled Stitching Idyllic: Hand Stitch Recognisable Summer Flowers. Stitching Idyllic: Spring Flowers is Ann Bernard’s first book. With the Summer Flowers they form a pair but you do not need both. Although they …

My top 3 recommendations for a stitch dictionary

I was asked what my recommendations for a stitch dictionary for a  person who was learning embroidery but as I wrote this I realised these books are a good foundation and reference for any hand embroiderers library. I don’t think you need all 3 books but if you have one of these you …

Quilting – Just a Little Bit Crazy: A Review

Allie Aller and Valerie Bothell have worked together to bring out a book on crazy quilting that has a slightly different take on the topic. Quilting – Just a Little Bit Crazy: A Marriage of Traditional & Crazy Quilting and that is what it is!  Allie Aller and Valerie Bothell …