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Eye Candy | Freeform Embroidery

Eye Candy | Freeform Embroidery

July 30 is always World Embroidery Day – a day when we celebrate the slowness of stitching and enjoy the company of needle, fabric and thread. I thought I’d share some of my past embroideries (including a skirt, artist trading cards and wall hangings), as eye candy and maybe inspiration for you to pick up […]

DIY Skirt with a lot of Embroidery

DIY Skirt with a lot of Embroidery

Happy World Embroidery Day today! Whether you are celebrating with stitching on an old embroidery project or starting a brand new today in honor of this special day, I hope that you take the time to embroider something. Today on July 30, it is namely the World Embroidery Day, a day when we feel a […]

Craft Project | Embroidered Heart

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 love. oh, and pink hearts that glitter in the sunlight… So I went out and […]

Kantha Heart

Kantha Heart

I am obsessed with the up-and-down stitch known as kantha. I want to cover every surface with it, going up and down through layers of fabric to sew them together. Related PostsExploring colour with Julia Caprara – a book review Using the Heart Symbol in your Art Outside the box Cross Stitching

Creativity in Snapshots | Stitches

Creativity in Snapshots | Stitches

Innovation is a messy, multiple business. There is no single method. The sensible approach is to keep trying stuffto provoke the world and let it start talking to you. Grant McCracken Love this flower! I have bought a pink orchid after a few years living without such magnificent flowers in my home. It’s so pretty […]

Project update on the TAST Stitch Sampler

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 Stitch Sampler! I didn’t have the ambition to post my stitch trials weekly (thank god!), […]

Embroidery Evenings together

Embroidery Evenings together

Me and my friend Christina had a creative get-together last year. We made accordion books out of folded paper. Then we added in tape, collage and words. We had wine and food too, and it was very inspiring to create together. This time I suggested embroidery, and allthough she was a bit hesitant, because it’s […]

Me in &Stitches zine

Me in &Stitches zine

I’m not finished celebrating you know. Let’s have another giveaway today, shall we? You could win a copy of the awesome e-zine &stitches today. And there is still time to enter yesterdays giveaway here! Yay! This is so much fun! Read on to get the details on how to enter. The second issue of the […]

Vintage needle holder gets new life

Vintage needle holder gets new life

This is my needle holder, part of the makeover series before and after. I found a vintage needle holder with slots for spools around it, at a flea market one summer. When in painting and recycling mood I took the time to spray paint it white. Again, instant gratification craft, oh how I love thee! […]

Magic Feathers with Jude Hill

Magic Feathers with Jude Hill

Magic feathers. Embroidery by iHanna 2011. Feathers are being collected from around the world! The Magic Feather Project is a collective stitching project focused on creative sharing and giving. It was started by Jude Hill who had the idea of making the black and white feather a symbol of something bigger than herself. She decided […]