March 17, 2023

Give Your Embroidery a Voice When You Learn to Stitch Letters

One of the best skills to have as an embroiderer is an ability to stitch letters. In being able to embroider letterforms, you can personalize a project or open up your imagery to include quotes or other letter-focused work. If you've ever wanted to try monograms, this is the perfect opportunity. It might seem like a challenge to embroider letters.

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March 2, 2023

Discover Your Next Craft: Take This Quiz to Find Your Perfect Creative Hobby [Quiz]

Maybe you have some extra time on your hands, or maybe you are looking for a creative way to relieve some stress. Either way, picking up a new creative hobby can be a great way to fill your time and be productive. If you aren't sure which craft you'd like to try next, we're here to help. Take our short quiz to discover which crafts suits your personality.

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February 17, 2023

Slices of Wood Etched With Whimsical Nature-Inspired Designs

Chicago-based artist Zoe Feast is a maker with  many talents. Although she’s best known for her playful fabric designs, the artist has recently decided to create her spirited motifs on a different medium. Her whimsical illustrations can now be found on slices of wood. The materials for this collection come from a habit restoration project, for which she and a team of volunteers cleared nonnative plants to return the land back to a prairie state.

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January 31, 2023

Embroidery Artist Chronicles Her Passion for Travel Through City-Inspired Hoop Art

We often think of embroidery as being simply thread on fabric, but it can be much more than that. The time-honored craft can include mixed media such as paint or even clay. Artist Maria Zamyatina uses watercolor as a unique way to chronicle her travels. Using the pigment to convey the sky, water, and patches of green, her use of thread brings the finer details of architecture and flowers to life.

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