embroidery

Mixed Media Inspiration :: Freckles and Flowers Today’s mixed media inspiration comes from Freckles and Flowers. In her post, Paula shares several mixed media images to advertise an Altered Books Mixed Media workshop she was teaching. Be sure to stop by Freckles and Flowers for more mixed media inspiration. A BitRead More →

I have been working on an embroidered pillow project for the last couple of weeks. I started with drawing up several cute little owls. These owls were designed to fit on a 5″ square. You can download the Owl Embroidery Pattern here. I then chose a light and dark coloredRead More →

Yesterday, I shared photos of the embroidered piece I was working on… Little Girl Wearing A Hat… a bear hat, no less! I purchased this pattern from LiliPopo.  You can find the original post, with lots more photos HERE. You can visit LiliPopo's Etsy shop HERE. I decided to turnRead More →

Early in March, I happened upon these adorable embroidery patterns from LiliPopo. The girls and I promptly fell in love, and I purchased the PDF download from LiliPopo’s Etsy Shop. As soon as I gathered a few supplies, Pixie, Fairy, their friend Sprite, Michelle and I had a wonderful eveningRead More →

<img alt=”” src=”http://weefolkart.com/wp-content/uploads/spring2014/flowerfairies-frontwm.jpg” style=”height:363px; width:545px” /><br /> <br /> <em>It&#39;s spring… that means it&#39;s time to revisit our Flower Fairies. Welcome back Flower Fairies!</em><br /> <br /> If Fairy Dust is sprinkled on a flower as the last dew of morning evaporates, something magical happens… a Flower Fairy is born!Read More →

For years I've wanted a light box… not the kind for taking photographs, but rather for tracing designs. As a designer, I am always tracing, while putting together a finished product. I don't like using the thin tracing paper because it smudges… I'm not a neat drawer… and I tendRead More →

  Several weeks ago a reader asked me for a applique block for a cardinal. I finally got it done 🙂 Although we have cardinals in our backyard year round, they look their loveliest in the winter world. Here, we have a male cardinal perched in a tree. I’m sureRead More →

How would YOU like to become a Blanket Stitch Whiz? One of the most common questions I receive is, “How do you get your stitches so even?” Well, my normal reply is practice, practice, practice, and although that is true, over the years, I have developed some habits that haveRead More →

With the 4th of July just days away, here in the USA, many streets and buildings proudly display our flag and many flag based decorations. Today we are sharing our version of the flag… an applique with lots of "heart" for our nation 🙂 My plan was to turn this intoRead More →

The Woven Spider Wheel Stitch is a versatile stitch that I use often. It makes a circular, raised stitch appropriate for flowers, apples, polka dots, etc. It winds up being raised, giving it a wonderful 3-D effect. Obviously, I love this stitch, and although it might seem difficult, with aRead More →

Use our handkerchief bandana pattern to make a simple bandana for keeping your hair out of your eyes or add embroidery to make it extra special. The directions below are for a plain handkerchief bandana pattern, but options are given for making the handkerchief bandana featured above. A note aboutRead More →

Materials: 10” wooden embroidery hoop 2 pieces unbleached muslin, 16” x 16” 1 piece thin cotton batting, 16” x 16” Ecru crochet thread (candlewicking or embroidery floss) 16” of 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon Washable marker for tracing Placement pattern Mushroom pattern 1] Make copies of placement pattern and mushroom patterns. 2]Read More →

I wanted to share these great needlework pieces I recently dug out of storage. My mom made these while she was pregnant with me, and they hung in my nursery. I had them out briefly in our old house, but they have sadly been packed away for the past threeRead More →