March 2015 Hastystitch

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March-2015-Hastystitch

Hastystitch is a monthly embroidery challenge for stitchers of all abilities. The only rule for Hastystitch is that you have fun! The descriptive words in the challenge can mean whatever you want them to mean. For example, if one of the challenge prompts is “orange”, you could embroider the word orange, embroider a picture of an orange, embroider ON an orange – the only limit is your own imagination.

When you post your works on social media, make sure you tag it with #hastystitch By tagging your photos, you’ll be able to connect with people all over the world who join in this fun, monthly embroidery challenge! I may even use your photos on my website or social media outlets.

Mary Corbet at Needle ‘n Thread has a great video tutorial for the woven wheel stitch.

Backside of the Hoop with Carina Envoldsen-Harris

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Carina Backside rowI am excited to feature an embroidery artist who I’m sure so many of you have heard of! Today I introduce to you Carina Envoldsen-Harris of Polka & Bloom. Carina has done so much for the online stitching community from hosting stitch picnics at a park in England to writing books about embroidery. Her work is so colorful and beautiful! I love to follow her on Instagram, too, to see what she and the “neighbor’s” cat are up to (I think Carina and her husband should just claim the cat as their own :) )

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Year of 3D Embroidery: Ribbon Embroidery

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Click this picture to sign up for the class!

Click this picture to sign up for the class!

I decided that 2015 would be the year that I expanded my embroidery skills and went 3D. The first type of, what I’m calling, 3D embroidery that I tried my hand at is ribbon embroidery. My husband reminded me that he had asked me about ribbon embroidery a couple of years ago, and my response was something like, “Pshaw! That’s for old ladies!” Well, either I’ve become an old lady, or my mind has been awakened to trying something new. I’ll go with the latter :) Next thing you know, I’ll try out machine embroidery, GASP!

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