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Sarah Bradberry
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Sharing original and public domain knitting and craft patterns since 1995
Sharing original and public domain knitting and craft patterns since 1995

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My latest TAST embroidery sampler page revisits one of my favourite stitches, Pekinese (aka Pekingese) stitch. While reading “New Stitches for Needlecraft” by Edith John, I found some examples I couldn’t wait to try out. My favourite techniques include…

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Today is another TAST embroidery sampler or two, this time Algerian eye stitch. My ideas for this stitch were simple, one worked on cotton quilting fabric over waste canvas. This is an embroidery canvas held together by a starchy substance. When you soak…

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I might have to rename this blog “Mostly Stitching”, or “Things Made of String” or something because today I have yet another TAST embroidery sampler to show. I didn’t feel like I had given shell chain enough attention when I made my catch up samplers a…

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I’d been looking forward to working basque stitch for the TAST embroidery challenge and really went to town with both the stitching and my background fabrics for this sampler. Since I love flowers and floral designs, I chose to stitch a little garden. For…

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This is my final catch up post for the TAST embroidery challenge. Hopefully from now on I’ll be posting my samplers as I stitch them! Stitch 71 is alternating up and down buttonhole stitch. Since I like up and down  buttonhole stitch so much that I…

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The second stitch for the TAST embroidery challenge for 2017 (stitch 70 overall) was fancy herringbone stitch. Whilst I quite like some of my samples, I found it to be a rather annoying and over complicated stitch to work. I quickly discovered I had…

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Magic chain was the very first stitch for the TAST embroidery challenge in 2017.  Stitch number 69, can you believe it?!? I decided to work my sampler on felt backed with calico, which was really difficult to stitch through to be honest. I experimented…

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This is my last TAST embroidery sampler to revisit old stitches for now. When I first stitched fern stitch I was busy trying to catch up and didn’t really explore it as much as had wanted to. So I drew a few leaves and a spiral on a vintage serviette and…

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Continuing on my TAST embroidery adventure, it took me a long time, but I finally figured out how to work fancy bobbin edging. I just couldn’t get Sharon’s instructions to work for me, so I ended up using some that I found in a 19th century book called…

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I think this sampler for the TAST embroidery challenge is pretty self explanatory! Blocks of satin stitched worked in needlepoint wool on canvas. Next up: I finally figure out a stitch I never thought I’d be able to wrap my head around.
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