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Look what I found when I emptied a wardrobe in what will become John’s guy-cave: It’s not any ol’ floss, but from Clara Waever. So what is the big deal, you might ask. 157 more words


I love to embroider by hand. When I go shopping I’m drawn to items that are embroidered, most of those by machine. I started embroidering when I was in elementary. 1,030 more words

Montreal Gazette, Oct. 20, 1964: Thread for Buttonholes

It’s nice to know someone shares my point of view when it comes to buttonhole twist. Even though the following article was written 50 years ago I feel somewhat less alone now that I see Katharine Mackenzie’s column in the October 20th, 1964 edition of the “Montreal Gazette”. 117 more words


Step By Step Lazy Daisy Stitch for Seeds and Eyes

The lazy daisy stitch is a chain stitch that was originally used to embroider fabric with flowers and leaves. The term chain stitch simply reflects that individual stitches are combined like links in a chain. 254 more words


Christmas Crafternoons

We have been having fun taking a couple of workshops this week.

To start  with we made Christmas stockings from  Dylon machine dyed blankets. These were then  decorated with felt shapes that were applied using… 110 more words

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A daughter's idea

No matter how good a child’s idea is it isn’t always the easiest or quickest ideas to create.

One of those ideas that take a long time to accomplish was my daughter’s idea for the stitching on the pockets for her skirt. 97 more words