Category Archives: Stitching

Things Piled Up

Piles of French knots on make blackberries on my first mountmellick stitchery. Eventually it will be a biscornu. Things have been piled up lately. Good things like hundreds skeins of yarn and many WIP, not so good things like all … Continue reading

Posted in Clothing, Crafts, Embroidery, kids, Quilting, Sewing, Stitchery, Stitching, Weaving, Yarny Things | Leave a comment

Reweaving

14 threads rewoven Now I can try cutting again. If it goes well this last band will be done in time for our next chapter meeting. If it’s done soon enough I might even get to work on another WIP … Continue reading

Posted in Embroidery, Stitching, Weaving | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Tools of the Trade

Sewing, Quilting, Crocheting, Knitting, Spinning, Embroidery. “The world is made of string.” This is what my husband says almost every time some esoteric fiber art or textile fact is dropped upon him. That string world doesn’t make itself though and … Continue reading

Posted in Clothing, Embroidery, kids, Stitching, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

First Resident of the Apiary

  What is it about bees that makes them so enchanting?  While bugs, insects and arachnids can be interesting specimens, by and large I prefer they keep their place and maintain their distance.  Except for bees.  Bumblee bees seem to … Continue reading

Posted in Embroidery, Stitching, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

WIP: The Proper Stitch Sampler

While many a Me Made May has seen me sewing or traveling, this year is different.  I feel like a home bug.  With weather that is more autumnal than vernal the gardens and yard have suffered with projects half finished … Continue reading

Posted in Embroidery, Stitching, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Embroidery Stand Recommendations, Anyone?

What is your favorite set up for stitching? Scroll frames, such as this one that I’m using to begin my Perfect Stitch Sampler and hoops, such as you’ve seen my tablecloths in are often my go to. My scroll frame … Continue reading

Posted in Embroidery, Stitching, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Washing Embroidery

The most intimidating part of embroidery is having to wash it. I’m always afraid it will be ruined somehow after all of the effort of stitching. This often leads to ‘forgetting’ this step. A terrible habit to have and one … Continue reading

Posted in Cross-stitch, Embroidery, Stitching, Uncategorized | Leave a comment