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Wild Stitching Embroidery Art - Art For Wildlife

art for wildlife embroidery wild stitching

Wild Stitching Embroidery Art - Art For Wildlife

Over the last year I've been going on a personal journey to improve my needlework by stitching different animals. I was inspired by the beautiful animals we saw when we visited Chester Zoo and watched their tv programme "The secret life of the zoo". Chester Zoo is our local zoo, both Andy and I are members so we try to go as often as we can. My health does limit this but with the membership it means we only have to go for a couple of hours if I don't feel like walking around for long. Plus we don't feel like...

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Living with a Chronic Illness - Hitting that invisible brick wall

Living with a Chronic Illness - Hitting that invisible brick wall

I've decided to put together a series of blog posts to talk about how living with a chronic illness affects me and my first post talks about the invisible 'Brick Wall'. I'm not a doctor and everyone is different but this is my experience and some of the ways I've learnt to manage, granted most days not that well but I like to think that I am now on a happier path. Anyone out there who suffers with a chronic illness or health condition will know how difficult it is managing on a day to day basis. Simple tasks become unachievable and pie...

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Embroidery Stitch Library - Padded Satin Stitch

embroidery padded satin stitch stitch library tutorial

Padded satin stitch is a combination of seed stitch and satin stitch. It's satin stitch with you've guessed it padding and it will give a bit more of a 3 dimensional look to your embroidery.

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Embroidery Stitch Library - Satin Stitch

embroidery satin stitch stitch library tutorial

Satin stitch is your go to filler stitch. Often used for flowers or bold lettering. Take your time with this stitch for a smooth finish.

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Embroidery Stitch Library - Seed Stitch

embroidery seed stitch stitch library tutorial

Seed stitch is like running stitch but instead of following a line you create random small stitches. Also known as Dot stitch.

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