As you’ve read through my class details for Beating Around the Bush over the last few days, if you were paying close attention to the dates, you may have noticed I will not be teaching on Wednesday 18th April. This is because there will be a Stitchers Village Fair on that day.
I will have [...]
I heard from the wonderful Barb Suess yesterday that she’d recently been teaching at an EGA seminar and my stitch dictionaries The Left-Handed Embroiderer’s Companion and The Right-Handed Embroiderer’s Companion were disappearing very quickly from Ruth Kern Books. (I don’t think she meant that they were being shoplifted, either…)
This is music to my ears. [...]
Yesterday I was talking with a lady who wanted to order a copy of Ukrainian Drawn Thread Embroidery for her friend. She said she already has her own copy and loves it. She’s taken the techniques and run with them, having recently completed a merezhka project that she adapted from filet crochet, featuring grapes.
Time for a round up of new reviews of my books today. From Amazon US, we have… Review by Claire Nardone on The Right-Handed Embroiderer’s Companion:
I’ve been doing needlework of all types for more than 40 years and this is the best all around handbook I’ve ever seen. Details are wonderful and it [...]
Merezhka bellpull from Ukrainian Drawn Thread Embroidery by Yvette Stanton. Beautifully stitched by Lisa in Canada.
Lisa from Canada emailed me last week to show off her latest finished project: its the bellpull from my book Ukrainian Drawn Thread Embroidery: Merezhka Poltavska. Hasn’t she done a sterling job? You can’t tell the difference between hers [...]
I had a wonderful day yesterday teaching merezhka to a lovely group of ladies in Springwood. They did a great job and produced some beautiful embroidery.
A couple of the ladies in the group had already bought my book Ukrainian Drawn Thread Embroidery and worked the large scale sampler (we were doing a project of [...]
Newly released Merezhka daisies cloth pattern
I know that there are some of you who have really wanted me to produce some new Merezhka designs. In an effort to keep you happy, I’ve been through some of my teaching projects to see what there is that can be released for general sale.
A new design [...]
Merezhka Bell Pull from ‘Ukrainian Drawn Thread Embroidery’ by Yvette Stanton
In my book Ukrainian Drawn Thread Embroidery: Merezhka Poltavska there is a gorgeous bell pull project. This week I received an email from a customer wanting to check an instruction with me. (Thank you!)
Embroidery instruction, No 3 should read: From the pin, [...]
I was reading a needlework forum recently where some time ago a lady wanted to learn merezhka to put some on a sampler she was making. Many people directed her to websites where she could get the information. She used one of those websites for her sampler.
However, Mary Corbet and others also directed [...]
Recently I have received several emails from people expressing their desire for more merezhka patterns as a follow on from my book Ukrainian Drawn Thread Embroidery: Merezhka Poltavska.
I would love to be able to do something about this, but I am really battling with the fact that there is still just one of [...]