Rosey Day

Rosey Day, a Hardanger design.

Rosey Day is a counted Hardanger needlework embroidery design presented in a 20-plus page booklet available in printed (8 by 10 inch size) and Kindle formats.

Worked on 22 count Vienna (62% cotton, 38% rayon) fabric (color Evening Rose). There … Read more

Caribbean Hardanger Needlework

Caribbean Hardanger Design

Caribbean is a counted Hardanger needlework embroidery design presented in a 20-plus page booklet available in printed (8 by 10 inch size) and Kindle formats.

Worked on an overdyed 24 count Congress (100% cotton) fabric (color Carefree Caribbean) the fabric … Read more

Pillows

Waves of Early Fall pillow

My mom would have done a lot of hand basing and pinning when crafting a pillow and then use the sewing machine. Well, I like to wing it. Just go for broke and use the sewing machine … no hand … Read more

Mayflower, Elsa Williams

Mayflower, Crewel, front vie

Mayflower is a wool crewel design worked on 100% linen using Paternayan yarn. Elsa Williams collection, designer Michael LeClair. Can be finished in pillow size 12-inch by 12-inch.

Click below photos for enlarged view. This linen was nice but slightly … Read more

Discussion of BE (Brazilian Embroidery)

Yosemite Dogwood

 

EdMar Threads, Thread Storage, and BE Designs:

I use EdMar rayon threads for working BE designs. EdMar threads are 100% rayon, come in 7 weights and numerous beautiful bright colors AND they are z-twisted. DMC and Anchor floss and perle/pearl … Read more

Pansy Trio, Trish Burr Design

Framed long-short trio

Trio of Pansies, designed by Trish Burr, worked in single stranded cotton floss on printed linen fabric. Approximate worked area is 9 by 10 cm. Several years ago Trish Burr offered most of her designs in a semi-kit that included … Read more

Snowy Evening

Snowy Evening

This vintage (1986) Creative Circle kit is called A Winter’s Night (kit number 2518). Designed by Dianne Sage.

Worked in crewel wool on a printed fabric. The finished worked area is 12 by 16 inches. The original design has a … Read more