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Book Giveaway: Patchwork Folk Art by Janet Bolton

Book Giveaway: "Patchwork Folk Art" by Janet Bolton

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If you love folk art, this book is for you. Leave a comment on this post by 11:59 p.m. Monday, August 24, you could win your own copy of this fabulous book.

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Mary McFadden Exhibit in D.C.

Mary McFadden Exhibit in D.C.

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Visit the Mary McFadden exhibit at the National Museum of Women in Washington, D.C. to see this designers amazing garments and her inspiration.

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Silk Lotus Flower

Silk Lotus Flower

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The silk lotus flower is an easy but lush flower, that would be suitable for adding a bit of dash and color to any ensemble. Made up in silk dupione or silk tafetta, it can work for evening or day clothes.

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Piping adds a special touch to your sewing

Piping adds a special touch to your sewing

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Piping is an embellishment you can add to just about every garment or home décor pattern to take it up a notch.

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Needle Felting Without Wool

Needle Felting Without Wool

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Yes, you can needle felt with fabrics other than wool. Experiment with different fabrics to create a whole new look.

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Stick a feather in your cap

Stick a feather in your cap

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Take a look into the wild imagination of John Koch and the spectacular fantasy hats he creates in his Chicago studio.

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Choosing Chanel-style jacket trims

Choosing Chanel-style jacket trims

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We'll look at a number of options for trimming Chanel-style jackets

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French and Colonial Knots for Embroidery

French and Colonial Knots for Embroidery

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White embroidery is a cool and elegant summer look. There are a variety of embroidery stitches, but the French knot and Colonial knot provide interesting texture to a design.

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Snappy thinking

Snappy thinking

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Never let a good idea go to waste, share it with somebody.

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And the Winner of Ribbon Embroidery: Simple Stitches for Easy Embellishments is...

And the Winner of Ribbon Embroidery: Simple Stitches for Easy Embellishments is...

Find out who won a copy of Natalie Bellanger-Clement's book, Ribbon Embroidery: Simple Stitches for Easy Embellishments.

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Book Giveaway--Ribbon Embroidery: Simple Stitches for Easy Embellishments

Book Giveaway--Ribbon Embroidery: Simple Stitches for Easy Embellishments

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This new book shows you how to update your wardrobe with simple embellishments.

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An Easy Way to Turn Bias Cording Right Side Out

An Easy Way to Turn Bias Cording Right Side Out

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Bias covered cording has many sewing uses once you know the secrets to making it.

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Leather Passementerie

Leather Passementerie

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Elegant passementerie can be woven from thin leather cord, making an extravagant trimming for any garment.

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How to Embellish Buttonholes with Embroidery

How to Embellish Buttonholes with Embroidery

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Embellish your buttonholes with this embroidery technique from Jennifer Stern.

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Padded Cord Ties Better Knots

Padded Cord Ties Better Knots

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Learn to make padded cord ties to embellish any garment.

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Exhibit: Fashion in Film at the Allentown Art Museum

Exhibit: Fashion in Film at the Allentown Art Museum

You won't want to miss seeing the garments worn by Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman, Drew Barrymore and more.

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Create a Custom Feather Fringe

Create a Custom Feather Fringe

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Create a feather trim to embellish any garment.

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Meet three interesting and inspiring women

Meet three interesting and inspiring women

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When I’m inspired by color, sentiment, and attitude, everything I do is better.

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Simplicity Veil with Lace Detailing

Simplicity Veil with Lace Detailing

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This bride's gown came with a matching shawl that she did not want to wear. She preferred, instead, to utilize the lace shawl to embellish her wedding veil. She selected the Simplicity style veil...

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In Search of a Threads Back Cover

In Search of a Threads Back Cover

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Threads’ back covers have inspired sewers for years, but the vintage clothes you see are not so easy to find.

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