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Whimsical lemon tree tutorial: a freebie

Whimsical lemon tree freebie

Look what I found! Well, not that I've lost it. Actually, this lemon tree's been up on one of my shelves for over a year now. But most importantly, it already has ready instructions which you can download for free now :)

What you need to know about hand embroidery fabrics

What you need to know about hand embroidery fabric

If you're new to the needlework world, chances are that there's been a question bugging you for a long time now: which fabric to use for hand embroidery?

Magnolia Stitch Along Part 5

Magnolia Stitch Along Part 5

This is the last post for our Magnolia Stitch Along! Today's part is not so long: we will work the few red leaves and add the last details :)

Magnolia Stitch Along Part 4

Magnolia Stitch Along Part 4

Part 4 of the Stitch Along is here! One of the most exciting in my opinion, because finally we are working the flower blossom. Originally, Trish mentions working the red leaves after the green ones, but I thought that we need a bit of variety after working a total of 8 leaves.

Couching techniques: basic, trailing, Roumanian & Bokhara

Couching techniques: basic, trailing, Roumanian & Bokhara

This is the last stitch lesson in this month and also, the longest one. It's because we are going to take a look not just at one stitch, but a whole family, learning various types of thread couching!

How to work herringbone stitch

Herringbone stitch tutorial

It's herringbone stitch day today! It is quite simple and easy to handle so the lesson will be rather short as well. Nevertheless, hope it will be plenty useful :)

Closed cretan stitch

Closed cretan stitch

Yesterday we took a look at the cretan stitch and saw how diverse it can look if you tweak just a few things. And today let's see a clear example of that. One of the cretan stitch variations is close cretan stitch.