Just Turning

Part of the @xstitchtherainbow2022 Autumn Garden SAL This little pin-pillow is my contribution to the Autumn Garden SAL – where 25 designers exhibiting at Needlework Expo this year all used the same palette of Cottage Garden Threads to create unique designs. Watching all the creativity shown in these 25 different designs has been so inspiring,…

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Mary Barton’s Work

And finishing tips… When preparing new designs for the US Fall 2021 Needlework Expo, I was in the middle of a prolonged lockdown. I was working on a different antique reproduction, when it became clear that the lockdown would not end before Expo – meaning I couldn’t get the piece framed, or even get framing…

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Alphabet Block Tutorial

You can do it (I promise!) Actually, these aren’t nearly as hard as they look (but don’t tell anyone …) Follow these instructions, and you’ll have your first Alphabet Block in no time. And I warn you, they’re addictive! You will need: your completed stitched design sharp scissors for cutting fabric a needle: I find…

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