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Woodgrain Hoop by Megan Van Sipe, I always thought embroidery was so boring - but then you see patterns like this that make you fall in love with that old craft.

paper embroidery - link goes to an artist who does water colour/book pages and paper embroidery mixed media

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detail of floral embroidery on antique American gown, 1876-78 -- on display in Costume Institute, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

Here's a flower using Rhodes stitch hearts for the petals and oyster stitch for the leaves.

.Interesting use of stiches. Would be nice to see the whole piece to see where it is going.

1774–93 Court suit. This formal suit, made or worn with a contrasting waistcoat, handsomely shows the richness of embroidery added to the luxury of patterned silk velvet. The height of the collar and the narrowness of the sleeves, cuffs, and coat fronts date this suit to the fourth quarter of the eighteenth century. Suits of this general type were retained for court wear well into the nineteenth century.

great base for decorating with hanging ribbons, yarns and other media and not be just a bird cage.

I will have to learn how to embroider... Felted mittens seem warmer but stiffer, I wonder how the trade-off is?

Wrap embroidery thread around clothespins for storage. I did this with my stash (for some reason I had a hot mess of tangled thread). ♥.

Hand Embroidered Tea Towel - Be Mine Heart $10