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Classic Sewing
For Everyday & Special Occasions
Summer 2017

Smocking, machine embroidery, heirloom sewing, ribbon work, monograms,
 casual sewing & embellishing



Inspirations #92

Shades of ChristmasA gorgeous wreath made up of seasonal decorations, stitched using whitework techniques with Christmas colors.  Sweet Treats:  Cute little pincushions showcasing a variety of counted thread designs Sugarplum:  Magnificent bauble adorned with beaded flowers and drops  Santa's Helpers:  Six fun ornaments for your Christmas tree or home, bringing extra festive cheer Circa 1756:  Traditional crewel design worked in beautiful wool threads A Simple Life:  Lavender and linen are the perfect combination for this pair of cushions  Double Delight:  Pulled thread work Christmas stockings contrasting lustrous perle threads and satin ribbon with a hessian ground fabric.



Inspirations #91

BijouA dashing bullfinch given sparkling style with silk & metal threads  Hana:  delightrul scissor fob embellished with Japanese bead embroidery Oh Baby!:  Exquisite linen baby gown featuring drawn thread work Home Sweet Home:  Silk ribbon blooms adorn this handy pincushion box inspired by basket beehives Warm Welcome:  The Blanket:  Soft fabrics & tone-on-tone color scheme are the perfect complement for this elegant, highly padded monogram design  Welcome:  The Bears:  A first teddy is a special gift - these easily constructed bears feature pretty embroidery & a monogram Spring Delight:  Beautiful dogwood wreath stitched with crewel wools on linen twill The Toybox:  Cozy blanket embroidered with toybox finds, bordered with vibrant red and navy wool and cashmere velour.


Inspirations #90

Garden FreshFabulous three-dimensional corn cob  Small Change:  Charming coin purse with vibrant Jacobean design Tulip:  We take you step-by-step through the divine needlelace designs for this beautiful Hedebo sachet Modern Crewel:  Elegant crewel embroidery worked with glorious, over-dyed threads Honey Bee:  Gorgeous goldwork motif to frame  Resting Place:  Enjoy counted work with this graceful Hardanger design  Tea For Two:  Relax with a cup of tea or two, delightfully worked with surface embroidery  Blossom Small zipped bag stitched with a single flower from a stunning repeating design






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