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What the Heck is Battlement Couching?

This month’s embroidery garden journal is all about trying a new-to-me technique I learned specifically for this entry to enhance the design of my embroidery flowers. Join me in practicing this embroidery stitch in answering the question, what the heck is battlement couching!?! And how do you use it in an embroidery? Pushing Stitching Boundaries …

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Celestial Stitching: How to Create Moth and Moon Cyanotype Embroidery

Dark as night and mysterious as the moonlit path, today’s embroidery uses a cyanotype print background as the spooky foundation for some celestial stitching. Creating an embroidery scene from plain fabric may leave you confused as to where to even start. But beginning with a foundational background to work from can be a great boost …

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Delicate Bulb Details – Stitching A Snow Crocus for February

My second entry in the 2024 Embroidery Garden Journal is a small snow crocus for February. I live in zone 6b in central Pennsylvania. The small white snow crocus is one of the first flowers to appear in my garden each year. We have been having more snow this month, and my garden remains mostly …

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2024 Monthly Embroidery Journal: Capturing Stitched Memories of the Garden

Have you ever wanted to capture a record of the beautiful abundance of life in your garden in a format other than photographs? Embroidery journals have been circling around the internet for a number of years, but an icon a day is not something a lot of us can keep up with. How about one …

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How to Gain Confidence with Organic Quilting Techniques

This month I am happy to be launching my latest quilt block pattern, the Bear Paw On-Point. I have already launched the PATTERN HERE and an accompanying KIT HERE if you’d like to play along with me this month creating the Bear Paw On-Point (BPOP) block and quilt. To kick off the celebration, I am …

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