Improving Your Stitch: Staying The Distance

Today I’m going to fore-go the technique side of becoming a better stitcher to talk about the mental side of it. Okay, so we’re not mentally preparing ourselves to parachute into a war zone, but while stitching is generally a relaxing past time, it’s also something of an endurance craft. Most crafts…

Improving Your Stitch: Sampling Beyond The Alphabet

Over the years I’ve found myself in disagreement with a (very large) number of embroiderers over samplers. A significant portion of the serious stitchers out there adore samplers – especially historic ones. I see their worth, I value their history and there are even times when I find some beautiful.…