Sampler motifs for use in crazy quilting

Thanks everyone for the comments on yesterdays post. I thought I was over reacting. I love needlework samplers. I have been poking about the sampler and freebie cross stitch sites as small cross stitch and even weave motifs can be worked on crazy quilting blocks using the waste canvas method. …

Needleweaving and a Funky Evening Tote

After yesterdays post and my ramble on a combination of chicken scratch, needle weaving, even weave techniques such as drawn and pulled thread work and contemporary laidwork on an evenweave foundation fabric I received an email from Allison Aller about a piece she had worked in contemporary needle weaving using …

Back to Basics useful tips and techniques

I have just discovered this article which summarises how to transfer designs on to fabric, use an embroidery hoop, stretch and lace an embroidery frame and when the project is completed how to lace over card in order to present a piece. Back to Basics useful tips and techniques provided …

Lynn Nicoletti contemporary cross stitch designer

Lynn Nicoletti sells designs for Embroidered Envelopes from her website lynnenicoletti.com. On the site you will also discover a brief article illustrated by an image embroidered postcard that was mailed in 1915 from a British soldier, in France, to his sister in England. Lynn Nicoletti also offers cross stitch designs …