It is almost Christmas as I write this, so I am sending holiday greetings and hopes for a good New Year for all stitchers to everybody.
It seems a good time to go look at beautiful goldwork, right? Here's Sandy Vass's blog. Ever wondered how stumpwork flower petals were made? Or how to do invisible couching? Or how circular or nue patterns are done? The answers are here. Just browse a bit and admire her lovely stitching.
Want to see some fabulous Japanese embroidery? Visit with Jane in England at her blog to see her latest project, her own design of a little Japanese box called an inro.
How about various colorways of Laura Perin's charted designs? She has showcased several wonderful pieces on her blog. Visit her website (second link) to see her original colors and then dream up your own favorites to try.
Finally, a blogger in Maryland visited the designer Ruth Schmuff's store and takes us along in photographs and words. What a wonderful visit!
Have fun browsing and relaxing over the holidays.
Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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