European tree frog and columbine

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Textile Art · Tutorials

Sewing Beads Fast (ish)

Attaching beads individually takes quite a lot of time, especially if you pull the needle all the way from the front of the cloth to the back with every stitch. So when you want to go quickly, sew the beads on. Work from right to left if you're right-handed, and left to right if you're left-handed.… Continue reading Sewing Beads Fast (ish)

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Ave Maris Stella: Waves

You can find the previous post about this project (which reveals that which is covered by the dish towel) here. Oh wow. Look at that basted dish towel. Such carefully done stitches! A true work of art. I wonder what it's for? Its purpose is to securely protect the upper part of the fabric (and… Continue reading Ave Maris Stella: Waves

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Ave Maris Stella: Progress Week 2

You can find the first two posts about this project here and here. First I drew a pencil guideline down the middle of the blank space, then filled in half with yellow, made two stem stitch lines, and filled in the rest of the space with a paler yellow. The darkest gold stem stitch line is… Continue reading Ave Maris Stella: Progress Week 2