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Embroidery, Etiquette, Side Projects, and More — long and short stitch

Posy of Pansies Complete!

Posy of Pansies Complete!
The pansies are complete! The final steps of the embroidery as well as the finished article (and a little surprise).

Floral Design Winner and some Progress

Floral Design Winner and some Progress
You guys decided what pattern I should work on a little project - and it's coming along! The design is coming to life step by step and soon it will be finished. The planning process is half the battle, isn't it?

The First Iris Petal

The First Iris Petal
This stumpwork iris may be taking longer than anticipated, but this weekend has been a good one for hand embroidery, anyway. Color after color has been stitched into the petal, and the long and short stitch is a perfect choice for showcasing the rich tones.

Slow Progress

Slow Progress
Progress is slow on a big piece of stumpwork embroidery, and there are several unique problems to work through or avoid. Stitching without knots and with both sides of the work pristine makes for slow, careful going.

Starting some Stumpwork

Starting some Stumpwork
Stumpwork is a form of embroidery that was very popular in the Elizabethan period in England. We're starting a project that will push stumpwork to its limits with a rainbow of shades and no fabric to anchor to.
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