Stitching stands, and how to choose one

I recently had a student ask about stitching stands, and it was quite a lengthy response! There are so many things to consider, and I thought it might be good to share in general. Of course there are others who have commented, blogged about, reviewed, etc., but in case you didn’t see any of those,

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Happy May Day!

Did you make paper flower bouquets to celebrate the first day of May? I think I vaguely remember doing that! To celebrate May, how about a stitched bouquet? Our May Bouquet features a large walneto, surrounded by reverse scotch stitch backgrounds in two sizes, and a Chinese Rice border. I selected ThreadworX threads for this

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Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

We are completely blown away by your response to our request for reviews! Overwhelmed, humbled and deeply appreciative, I cannot adequately express my thanks! Some of you have asked how to leave a review, since it isn’t exactly intuitive. So here are general instructions: Click on the Store tab. When the Store opens, you’ll see

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Sunny Spring Color!

I love spring, with the emergence of beautiful spring flowers! It lifts my spirits to see daffodils and irises blooming, the banks of color from azalea bushes; after gloomy winter skies it’s so welcome! April’s Kit of the Month highlights spring colors of yellow, pink, orange and fuchsia with an impressive double fan doubled, surrounded

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Pin stitches – continued

Several weeks ago I wrote a series of posts about pin stitches, how to use them, the different kinds, using them to start and stop threads, etc. Well, now I have videos to share! I’ve added four videos to our DebBee’s Designs YouTube channel, with pin stitches and loop start. The videos show how to

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If you want to take Fantasia…

Today is the deadline! We have to place our orders for class kits tomorrow and need the final count. Fantasia features loads of fans and layered fans, with crescents, Amadeus stitches and a few others to round out the design. It’s 8″ square, canvas cut size 14″ x 14″, so not a huge project. If

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