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Rachel Sumner realistic water scene textiles
How to create realistic water using mixed media

In the second instalment of our series on embroidering water, textile artist Rachel Sumner takes the…

16 September 2021

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Zweigart save the date cross stitch design finished
'Save the date' cross stitch pattern: free chart!

This 'save the date' wedding cross stitch pattern courtesy of Zweigart is the prettiest way to…

08 September 2021

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hand embroidered water by Emily Wilmarth
How to create realistic water using hand embroidery

In the first instalment of our series on embroidering water, Emily Wilmarth of The Floss Box shop…

02 September 2021

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Velvet Pony geometric horse cross stitch design in a hoop
Geometric horse cross stitch pattern: free chart!

Go 'geometric' with your cross stitching with this striking, free horse cross stitch chart courtesy…

25 August 2021

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Jessica Devin needle painting
Discovering needle painting: an interview with Jessica Devin

Get to know hand embroiderer Jessica Devin as she shares how her life changed path suddenly and how…

20 August 2021

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Mila - Velvet Pony and geometric cross stitch birds
Geometric cross stitch: an interview with Velvet Pony

Get to know Mila, a.k.a. Velvet Pony as she shares what inspired her to make the move from office…

12 August 2021

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The Great Wave off Kanagawa hand embroidery in hoop
'The Great Wave off Kanagawa' hand embroidery tutorial

Learn how to hand embroider The Great Wave off Kanawaga, one of the most iconic Japanese works of…

04 August 2021

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Sunshine cross stitch design in hoop by Lucie Heaton
Sunshine cross stitch pattern: free chart!

Bring a spot of sunshine into your home with this cheerful, free sunshine cross stitch chart…

29 July 2021

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Lucie Heaton cross stitch designer
Cross stitch designer to global publications: an interview with Lucie Heaton

Get to know Lucie Heaton, cross stitch designer, who shares her love for festive designs, why…

15 July 2021

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