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HEATHER ROSES WEDDING VEIL

HEATHER ROSE'S WEDDING VEIL

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Being a seamtress for many years and making costumes for community theater for years, it was only fitting that I make something for my only daughters wedding. Since they decided to get married...

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The Whimsical Creations of Saskia Wassing-Shepherd

The Whimsical Creations of Saskia Wassing-Shepherd

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Bright colors, free-motion embroidery, and a sense of humor combine delightfully in the designer's soft-sculpture animals and furnishings.

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Embroidered Jacket

Embroidered Jacket

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I copied this idea from an expensive jacket in a magazine using Vogue 7976 and edited designs from Pfaff.

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Evening Purse

Evening Purse

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Hand quilting and embellishments of floss and ribbon, of my own design.

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Zoes Dedication Gown

Zoe's Dedication Gown

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I have made dedication outfits for all five of our grandchildren, but Zoe is our first little "princess" after four boys, so her dress had to be something really special! I...

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Hooping Tips for Successful Embroidery

Hooping Tips for Successful Embroidery

Discover fresh ideas for ease and accuracy when inserting your fabric in a machine embroidery hoop.

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Machine-Embroider Allover Lace

Machine-Embroider Allover Lace

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Make elegant lace on your home-embroidery machine that rivals the quality of the finest lace you can buy.

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Yo-yos by the Hoopful

Yo-yos by the Hoopful

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Learn how to turn your embroidery machine into a yo-yo assembly line.

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Make Your Own Rucci Worms

Make Your Own Rucci "Worms"

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This bullion stitch, a favorite of designer Ralph Rucci, can be easily mastered with a little practice.

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Choosing Machine-Embroidery Threads

Choosing Machine-Embroidery Threads

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All the options can be confusing. Here are guidelines for selecting the right threads for your embroidery projects.

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Machine Embroidery: A Marriage of Fabric and Design

Machine Embroidery: A Marriage of Fabric and Design

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Learn how to pair the right design and fabric for great results: Guidelines for embroidering fabrics, from sheers to corduroy.

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Video: Manuels Free-Motion Embroidery Technique

Video: Manuel's Free-Motion Embroidery Technique

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An embroidered design starts with a drawing by designer Manuel and ends with the skilled hands and feet and knees of free-motion embroiderer Pancho Martinez.

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Silk-Ribbon Embroidery: Five More Stitches

Silk-Ribbon Embroidery: Five More Stitches

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See how Karen Kieppe use these basic stitches in designs created for her Granny May Company.

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Beginners Silk-Ribbon Embroidery: Five Easy Stitches

Beginners' Silk-Ribbon Embroidery: Five Easy Stitches

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You can hand-embroider exquisite designs with just a few basic stitches: ribbon stitch, straight stitch, stem stitch, and French knots.

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Tie the Knot with your Thread

Make a truly strong knot to anchor your hand-sewing.

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Little Black Book Gone Crafty

A cute and crafty way to display phone numbers and other important bits of information.

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