Matryoshka Embroidery, revisiting crewel work

Matryoshka Embroidery, revisiting crewel work

Embroidery
It's been some time since I did any crewel embroidery and thought I would give it a go. The whimsical little Matryoshka kit from Kiriki Press  seemed like a good place to start. It is a popular design, and often out of stock, but I was finally able to purchase one couple of weeks ago. The Kit comes with the fabric, embroidery floss and instructions. You will need an embroidery hoop, scissors, and a needle to complete the kit. Hoops are easy enough to find and scissors, well, those are plentiful, but at the cost of the kit,  I thought the needle should have been included. Basic instructions are included, but to know about specific stitches used you will have to access the Kiriki Press website and download (or view) the…
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Finish that sweater, it really won’t take that long

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I'm usually really good about finishing projects right away. And I've gotten very good at having only 2 or three knitting projects on the go at any given time. It is odd, but knitters, even the ones who like to sew (like me), will put off the finishing for far too long. This poor cardigan is an example of some slippage on my part.  It was meant to be for one child, then it was put away and forgotten at the point of stitching the pockets and adding the buttons. Gramps is a great pattern, and there is little to sew. When I finally picked it up to finish said seams, tiny as they were, and to sew on the 7 buttons, it took me all of about 30 minutes. Silly girl.…
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It must be October, time for a new website

It must be October, time for a new website

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It must be October. Every fall it seems that I take stock of my digital presence here on the web and decide how to move forward, sideways, or perhaps even backwards with the process. This year it is a bit backwards, a bit to the side, and most definitely forward. The backwards is going back to a hosting provider where I can host multiple sites thereby allowing me to offer dedicated sites to each of my varied interests.  Not everyone who does yoga will want to look at knitting or textile art posts, and so too with knitters and crafters. Although yoga may benefit many of them, they may prefer to not have yoga asanam and philosophy with their wooly pursuits. The side step is that I did not return…
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