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Stitch Fun: Shisha, No Mirrors

by Mary Corbet
Do you want to try shisha stitch, but you don’t have any mirrors to practice with? Are you working with mixed media, and you’d like to add a bit of paper and a bit of stitching to it? Are you embroidering something that won’t be laundered and want to add a special touch? Did you ...

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