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Category Archives: Embroidery

Belarusan Nizanka Snowflakes

Belarusan Nizanka Snowflakes

The ancient technique Nizanka was very common in Belarusan lands for making sacral embroidered items such as ‘roushniks’ which played an important role in old rituals and customs. There are two Nizanka stitching rules that meet sacral requirements. The work has no knots, as a knot is considered an obstruction for Good energy. Nizanka stitching […]

Pulled Thread Pastries

Pulled Thread Pastries

Pulled Thread embroidery is based on controlling the tension of stitches made to create a pattern on the fabric. The pulling of the stitches distorts the fabric threads and bringing forward a lace look without cutting fabric threads. The trick with the tension of the stitches is to pull enough to create the pattern without […]

The Beauty of Texture Part 3

The Beauty of Texture Part 3

Here’s Part 3, another exciting instalment of The Beauty of Texture, and all its possibilities and variations smocking can have. This instalment focuses on Arrowhead Smocking. Read more in our Issue 48. Download the PDF pattern now. Designed by Judith Marquis Amberlane & Amberpetites www.amberlane.ca [email protected]

The beauty of texture – Part 2

The Beauty of Texture

In this second segment on the Beauty of Texture, we explore a single stitch used in smocking and embroidery that creates a texture often referred to as Lozenge. Meet the “magical” Surface Honeycomb stitch. This simple stitch can be used on plain fabric, ginghams, checks, stripes, tartans and certain types of prints to create surprising […]

Indian Splendor

Autumn Splendor Sampler

Indian Splendor has been one of my most popular fibre art quilts and recently published in Issue 46 of A Needle Pulling Thread magazine under Artist Review. This design is a sampler version and was inspired by a skein of Sari ribbon I purchased at Fibre Garden in Jordan, Ontario. The blocks are constructed by […]

The Stupendous Stitching Clutch Purse

The Stupendous Stitching Clutch Purse

One set of handles–many purses! Embellish the main panel of fabric as you wish–it’s a great opportunity to try out all your decorative stitches, decorative threads, new techniques, and cool sewing machine accessories, Thee Sttupeendouss Sttiittcchiing Clluttcch Purrssee especially cording/couching feet – or even your circular attachment! I used the Stupendous Stitching book by Carol […]

Wedding Memories Wallhanging

Wedding Memories Wallhanging

This is a very creative way to commemorate the wedding of a loved-one. You can make it as it is suggested here, or add more embroidery to match the desired look. Use an embroidery machine and PREMIER+™ 2 Embroidery Software to match your unlimited creativity. Read more in our Issue 46. Designed by Kerrin Brookes […]