Tag Archives: Hand embroidery

1911 Wedding Dress

The dress was worn by my maternal grandmother on her wedding day. Florence Emily (Flossie) Vint (daughter of Joseph and Charlotte (Campbell) Vint married George Middleton Donaldson (son of Isaac and Margaret (Shewan Donaldson) on December 26th, 1911 in Nesbitt, Manitoba and had 4 children: Hubert, Greta, Bremner and Fae. Read more in our Issue […]

Healing Through Embroidery

Last year I read about a new challenge from the San Francisco School of Needlework and Design. Entitled Healing and Reflection, the challenge was to produce a stitching exploring the concepts of healing and one’s experience with embroidery. I was enticed to participate, as I have found much benefit in my own health journey, once […]

Fun with Pyramids

Fun with Pyramids Pattern

The stitches used in the samples are common, but the beauty of these little treasures is that it allows us to explore other stitches with quick gratification and very little risk. Make your own design, perhaps a little cottage, a miniature garden, or little fish, whatever it is – make it your own and have […]

Odds and Ends Tags

As stitchers, we always have leftovers. There is fabric and threads that remain after a project and there’s not enough for another project. This project involves using up those leftovers. They can be a gift tag, Christmas ornament (small enough and flat to fit inside a card), key tag, etc. You can put them back […]