Category Archives: Embroidery

Stitches, free form sewing and lots of embroidery floss and beads on top of that…

Pillow with Kantha Embroidery

Kantha is a type of embroidery, popular in West Bengal. It consists of a simple running stitch and it is popular in “Kantha saris” traditionally worn by women in Bengal. Kantha stitching is also used to make simple quilts, commonly … Continue reading

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Craft Project | Embroidered Heart

Who doesn’t want (and need!) a stuffed heart of their own? I think everyone needs such a thing, as a reminder of the many good things that excist in the world. Like friendship. Togetherness. Good craft times. Belly laughs. And … Continue reading

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Spring Inspired ATC

I haven’t created any Artist Trading Cards lately, except this one, inspired by my huge longing for spring (read less darkness and snow): I want less ice and more flowers in my life. Pronto! Please follow and like: Related PostsI … Continue reading

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Where a Magic Sun Shines

The magic trees couldn’t grow without some magic sun. To be sure we’d never run out, I made three suns. Please follow and like: Related PostsWorking in a series – with the imaginary boyfriend Eye Candy: Newborn Wool Collage Kids … Continue reading

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Sketching on Fabric

Hey curious one… You can sketch with both a pen and a needle. Or you can combine the two methods… So my latest ATC is a self portrait of sorts. Very much an experiment where I had no idea where … Continue reading

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Loving the pistil stitch

We’re on week 37 and this week I’ve made the 34th stitch of the year! Wow, right? The sampler is growing, slowly but steady. This stitch is called the pistil stitch, also known as long tack knot stitch or Italian … Continue reading

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Three Magic Trees in the sun

So the first step is to stop, notice, and appreciate what is happening. Even if this is all we do, itís revolutionary. /Pema Chödrön So this is the fabric piece that became one Artist Trading Card; a bright happy sun … Continue reading

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The background is the beginning

I’ve been spending a few days at a embroidery workshop and retreat here in Sweden, right now I’m just trying to digest it all. Among other lovely ladies I met Madde, someone who indeed is a kindred spirit. Her painted … Continue reading

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Project update on the TAST Stitch Sampler

Dear creatives, you might not remember my post from early this year about TAST or the meaning of that challenge? But the truth is that I’m still doing it -and I’m very proud of my determination – and my growing … Continue reading

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Starting to stitch without a plan

I usually have some kind of idea when I start an embroidery, but for this ATC I thought I’d start without a plan – and see where it led me. You almost need to trick your brain to without any … Continue reading

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