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Category Archives: Embroidery

Embroidered Pillows

Embroidered Pillows

A simple backstitch and a bright colour and some time will result in a delightful pillow to brighten your decor in the warmer weather. Designer Cindy Edwards of Davidson, Saskatchewan, has a pillow for every season, but she is beginning with the bright pinks and reds of Valentine’s Day. “I’ve always liked to draw, so […]

Lady Slipper Needle Arts Guild

Spring Sampler

the guilded edge Stitchers come in all ages and at the Lady’s Slipper Needle Arts Guild (LSNAG) in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, the age range begins at 30 and extends to 87! Founded in 1994, the Guild embraces all forms of stitching with a threaded needle. “Our goal is to encourage and promote the practice […]

A Bed of Roses Smocked Cushion Top

A Bed of Roses Smocked Cushion Top
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] Welcome to a new series of smocked cushion tops! I hope that the next smocking ideas in the following seasonal cushion tops will help ignite some ideas of your own! Change the colours to match your home décor, or consider changing the size of the smocked cushion top to suit a […]

Spring Bliss Doll and Book Cover

Spring Bliss Dolls
[columns] [span4] [/span4][span8] [/span8][/columns] Special Feature : Embroidery Series – Part 1 of 3 Lucy Garvin and Sherry Del Rizzo have both appeared in A Needle Pulling Thread magazine on their own, Festive 2008 and Summer 2010 respectively. They imagined it would be a fun and creative for our readers if they joined forces to […]

Hramavik the Thunder Spirit

Hramavik the Thunder Spirit

My Hramavik – Thunder Spirit design is the result of three sources of inspiration: a Belarusan motif pattern, the Trianglepoint stitch technique and the colour palette proposed by A Needle Pulling Thread. A few years ago, I came across a book from our Toronto Guild of Stitchery Library entitled Trianglepoint by Sherlee Lantz1. The technique […]

Spring Keys

Spring Keys

Who, pray tell, is not bothered with winter yet? We anxiously watch the weather forecast on TV, waiting for someone to conjure up some sign of spring. To shorten the time until spring’s arrival our ancestors would gather to sing vociferously and without interruption believing their magical songs echoed from one village to another, always […]

Exquisitely Elegant Garland

Exquisitely Elegant Garland

Originally designed to decorate the fireplace, the Exquisitely Elegant Garland is very versatile. The inspiration came from remembering the paper chains I did as a child and adapting them to home decorating. The stitching can be applied on any type of fabric such as cotton, satin, taffeta, and velvet, which offer different textures. The chain […]

Introducing Virginie Rochetti: Embroiderer First Person Singular

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[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] The Fibre Report with Joe Lewis Virginie Rochetti was born in Aix-en-Provence, France, and lives in Paris – by profession a stage designer, by passion an embroiderer. I saw her Tapestry of Bagnolet and met her in person the opening weekend of the Kaunas Textile Biennale in Lithuania in September 2011. […]