July 6, 2020

6 of the Best Pairs of Embroidery Scissors That Avid Stitchers Love to Use

As with many things in a creative field, having the right tools can make a big difference. If you’re an avid embroiderer, there are a variety of must-have supplies that will help your stitching projects become a success. But an often-overlooked tool of embroidery is one of the most important—scissors.   Why Care About Embroidery Scissors? Your scissor selection might seem inconsequential, but having a sharp pair of small shears is an easy embroidery hack.

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June 19, 2020

Powerful Embroidered Portraits Shine Light on Targeted Women of Color [Interview]

Artist Nneka Jones creates portraits highlighting women of color who have suffered injustices in the world. Some abuses are overt while others are ingrained in the fabric of our society and therefore often go overlooked. But to the people in her mixed media and embroidered portraits, the effects are traumatic. The Black women and girls depicted in Jones’ work are victims of sexual abuse and sex trafficking.

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May 16, 2020

11 Must-Have Embroidery Supplies to Buy If You’re Going to Start Stitching

One of the best things about embroidery is that it doesn’t take much to get started. With just some basic and inexpensive supplies, you can begin stitching a variety of projects. And depending on your level of craftiness, you might already have a needle and thread on hand! The longer you embroider, the more you’ll realize that there are many supplies that, while not required for stitching, make the craft easier and more enjoyable.

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March 21, 2020

15 Boredom-Busting Products That’ll Keep You Entertained Indoors

In times of social distancing (or physical distancing), it can be a struggle to stay entertained when confined to the comfort of your home. After all, there’s only so much TV you can binge-watch before you utter the words you’d never thought you’d say: “I don’t feel like watching Netflix anymore.” To beat your cabin fever, we’ve found a bevy of indoor activities that are perfect for the creatively minded.

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