Have a ball with Temari

It’s Temari Time. As you read this, I am at the Handweaver’s Guild of America’s Convergence convention, blissfully surrounded by colorful Temari balls made with Kreinik thread. Here, Temari converges with weaving, then mixes with spinning and parties with all kinds of other fiber arts. The creativity is outstanding, but the little girl…

Stepping Beyond Cross Stitch

Beyond cross stitch, do you use your creative energy in other ways? Do you also knit, crochet, do needlepoint, or quilt? Most stitchers do something on the side, never forgetting their true handmade love, but enjoying other outlets as well. I do many things involving fiber, and now I’m learning…

3 Reasons To Try Silk Thread

It is soft, beautiful, rich in color, and has been used in needlework for centuries: silk thread. Does it sound too expensive and fragile to use in your stitchery? Let me debunk both misperceptions, because I want you to try stitching with it at least once. Your fingers will love it,…

How to stitch flowers

Are you surrounded by colorful, cheerful, bright flowers today? I hope so; a spot of nature always refreshes, and even more so when it comes in the form of beautiful, aromatic flowers. Where I am on the east coast of the United States, spring has everything in bloom. It has…