Friday Favorites–Embroidery

Once we hit the fall months, I spend more time working on craft projects that can fit in my lap.  It’s usually a good time for me to learn something new (I’m looking at you, needle felting!) or brush up on older skills.  I’m not a fantastic embroiderer, but every couple of years I like to give it a go.

I found this Ninja Block-Of-The-Month project at Kandra’s Corner a few months ago and it’s been on my must-do list ever since.  I have some karate fabric that would be perfect with them.

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This simple Moon Rabbit design from Bustle and Sew would be very cute in a baby’s room.

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If you embroider at my speed, now is a good time to start stitching some holiday gifts, like this Scorchin’ Potholder from Lark Crafts.

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I love this Embroidered Family Hands project from The Mother Lode.  I think I waited too long though.  My hand would be the smallest, and that’s just weird.

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Artist Lauren Dicioccio recreates everyday objects using embroidery.  As seen on DesignBoom.

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Mary Corbet’s Needle ‘N Thread has lots of hand embroidery patterns available for download.  One of my favorites is this Heart ‘O Flowers.

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Again, holidays are coming, start stitching with these Stitchable Gift Tags from Sublime Stitching.

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I really like black embroidery used to outline colorful designs, like this Mug Rug from Samelia’s Mum.

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My favorite place to browse embroidery patterns for sale is Urban Threads.  My wish list is getting long.  They also offer a rotating free pattern, currently Ready for Harvest, along with their logos.

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Time to dig out that embroidery hoop!

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