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Embroidery Term of the Week: Weave Fill

Embroidery Term of the Week: Weave Fill

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This week’s embroidery term is weave fill, or the tiny stitches that are used to fill in an embroidery design. While there are several different kinds of fill stitches, weave fill is one of the most commonly used, especially when working with larger shapes or design elements.

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Inspiration Everywhere�From Coast to Coast!

Inspiration Everywhere�From Coast to Coast!

Wherever I am, at home or on the road, I am always on the lookout for embroidery inspiration. Recently, right from the comfort of my own home in Connecticut, I came across this amazing blog on the Metropolitan Museum of Art site. And last month, I found plenty of inspiration at the Craft & Hobby Show in California, where I met up with my Craft Stylish colleagues and got to partake in one of my favorite pastimes: fashion watching.

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Embroidery Term of the Week: Topping

Embroidery Term of the Week: Topping

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No, it is not an ice cream topping, but an indispensable tool for embroiderers. You'll get crisp, clear lines and your designs will look awesome. The name of the miracle stabilizer? Topping.

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Using Hand Embroidery Stitches to Make a Personalized Card or a Vintage Valentine

Using Hand Embroidery Stitches to Make a Personalized Card or a Vintage Valentine

After visiting the Plimoth Plantations’s website earlier in the week, I was inspired to dig out my own hand embroidery project.I love Lavender and Lace Designs, and I started this one a few years ago to celebrate my two daughters.

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Laton Jacket Project

Laton Jacket Project

Plimoth Plantation is producing an incredible opportunity for embroidery enthusiasts: over the next few years the museum will be re-creating a 17th century laton jacket.

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Quick Tip of the Week:  Incredible Shrinking Thread

Quick Tip of the Week: Incredible Shrinking Thread

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My friend Gail started experimenting with this cool thread to embellish a sweatshirt jacket she was working on. She used it instead of traditional decorative thread to stitch across panels of her jacket. After she was done, she steamed it with her iron. The thread shrunk up, creating interesting texture similar to smocking.

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How to Make Pretty Pincushions

How to Make Pretty Pincushions

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These cushions are a blast to make and use recycled materials. And for friends who haven’t yet caught the sewing bug, these itty bitty cushions are the perfect addition to a jewelry box: they corral earrings and pins in high style.

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How to Create Signature Bath Linens

How to Create Signature Bath Linens

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I love nothing more than stepping into my bathroom and being greeted with a fresh set of personalized bath linens. All you need to plump up plain-Jane towels and shower curtains is your embroidery machine and a bit of contrasting thread.

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Embroidery Term of the Week:  Dongle

Embroidery Term of the Week: Dongle

“Dongle” is such a goofy-sounding word, when I hear people talking about their dongles, I always imagine something silly like they’re referring to their latest fashion accessory. Actually, a dongle is the security device that allows you to open embroidery software programs.

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Quick Tip of the Week: Review of Embroidery Threads

Quick Tip of the Week: Review of Embroidery Threads

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Let's face it, embroidery is basically the artful application of a bunch of thread—I say that because it is so easy to forget how utterly confusing it can be when it comes to picking out the right brand and type of thread for a particular embroidery project.

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Did you know you dont have to hoop your fabric?

Did you know you don't have to hoop your fabric?

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I recommend trying this simple “hoopless” technique the next time you embroider on tricky fabric.

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Hooked & Pricked

Hooked & Pricked

Hi, my name is Jennifer Stern, and I am so pleased to have this opportunity to share my embroidery stories and adventures (filled with both designer details and character builders) with you. Oh, and be sure to check out the Pricked exhibit at the Museum of Art and Design.

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Embroider Your Own Label

Embroider Your Own Label

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After sewing up a project, whether it's for a gift or myself, I like to add an extra-special touch with a personalized ribbon label stitched with an embroidery machine.

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Pulling Up at Puyallup

Pulling Up at Puyallup

Threads staff members recently flew to the always fabulous 2008 Sewing and Stitchery Expo near Seattle for a few days of fashion shows, sneak peeks at the latest sewing products and classes.

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Digitize Your Own Monogram

Digitize Your Own Monogram

Machine embroidery helps you create your own monograms with the step-by-step directions provided by Richards Jarden in "Gifts to Make".

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