What is my favorite embroidery method? I can't decide!
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"I am so in awe of you! I never, ever knew there were so many different styles of embroidery. My goodness, how did you ever learn about all the different techniques? Keep up the great work, and good luck!" Karen in CA
"I'm enjoying your monthly newsletter. I have just finished a redwork project as a wedding gift and it turned out super. When I get the pictures done, I'll send you a copy. Of course, pictures never do the work justice. Redwork is another interesting embroidery subject for you to think about. Thanks." Janet in VA
"I so love this site. Very, very informative. Alrighty... I am brand (almost..a few cross stitch'd) new to embroidery. I was trying to keep it simple and before I knew it, whoosh... I bought a ton of vintage transfers (anthro/animated = some a tiny bit risque (;o))): ships; baby-quilt block stuff!?; flowers. You name it, I bid on it. I also was forced (NOT) into buying some truly lovely vintage linen, which when I'm done with the embroidery, and baby quilts (I've never quilted, so when my 4 month old grandson starts K5 I can present him with my beautiful baby quilt) I will then of course turn my head towards hardanger. But all of that aside, I am doing most of this for Christmas gifts and some I will put on vintage linen or similar, and the rest on huck cloth. This might sound a bit naive, but I can buy 50 already presewn huck towels 17" x 24" from a 'supply' house, or 10 yds of 15" huck cloth. The difference in price is about $15 more for the yardage, not too bad. The difference in quantity is a bunch though. HOWEVER, these are for Christmas gifts, and I don't want a cheap looking towel after my HARD work.
Can anyone comment on the bulk ready-made versus the yardage? A big, big difference? Also, for right now I am primarily interested in kitschy 40's and 50's emb. patterns. I have seen most of the Vogart and Aunt Martha's, but there is one I saw on Ebay that was the anthro, I believe it was a talking tomato whose manner seemed Mae West-y, if that makes sense, again risque (for the era). They were precious. Can't find them now to save my life. I have searched on Google, etc. and they have apparently vanished. If anyone has seen them I will be most grateful for a source.
Besides ebay, this is my new home.
Thank you so much for getting this site together and keeping it." Rebecca
"I'm new at punch embroidery, but I really love every punch coming out of that hoop. As a young grandmother, I was delighted to learn punch needle through the internet because that has opened a variety of projects for my grandchildren to enjoy. Thank you so much for your tips and newsletter." Iris
"I want to learn Huck Weaving as my grandparents came from Sweden, but did not know her. She passed away before I was born. Thanks for this site." Julie in HIM
One reader wrote in such detailed instructions about how to make machine embroidered tulle that I created a whole new page. There are photos, too!
"I really love getting your emails. I got the one for the holiday bonus. Thanks for the link. Thanks again for the wonderful emails and patterns." Kathryn
"Thank you for being such an attentive person. I've belonged to alot of sites and written many people on them but have never had such personal treatment. It means alot." Debi in NC
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