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How to Sculpt a Row of Faux Bows

How to Sculpt a Row of Faux Bows

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Learn how to manipulate a bias tube to create the illusion of bows.

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And the winners of the book Embroidered Effects are...

And the winners of the book "Embroidered Effects" are...

Three lucky winners were chosen to recieve Jenny Hart's book "Embroidered Effects." Find out if you're a winner.

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How to Make a Knotted Belt

How to Make a Knotted Belt

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Elaborate-looking knotting techniques can sometimes be quite easy to do! This beautiful knotted belt reveals itself to be a simple braiding pattern, made lavish by the use of multiple decorative cords.

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BOOK GIVEAWAY: Embroidered Effects: Projects and Patterns to Inspire Your Stitching

BOOK GIVEAWAY: Embroidered Effects: Projects and Patterns to Inspire Your Stitching

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This book by Jenny Hart will inspire you to add embroidery to the garments, gifts and home dec items that you make.

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Create a Scallop with Pearl Cotton

Create a Scallop with Pearl Cotton

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Take a blind stitch and make it beautiful.

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What provides your greatest sewing inspiration?

What provides your greatest sewing inspiration?

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What makes you want to sew? Fabulous fabric? An incredible embellishment technique? A too-pricey ready-to-wear garment? An event that requires the perfect garment? Or simply a creative design evolving in your mind?

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A  Satin Stitch Adds Elegant Detail to Quilts and Garments

A Satin Stitch Adds Elegant Detail to Quilts and Garments

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When you want to add a little zing to the surface of your project, sometimes the simplest stitch gives the best results.

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And the three winners of the book Patchwork Folk Art are...

And the three winners of the book "Patchwork Folk Art" are...

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Find out who the three lucky Threads members are who have each won a copy of "Patchwork Folk Art" by Janet Bolton.

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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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