Monthly Archives: May 2012

Huck How-To

Embroidering huck toweling (also called Swedish Weaving) produces beautiful, intricate-looking detail on useful kitchen towels.  It is also very simple…. and because the needle used is blunt – relatively painless! Today’s post was to be a tutorial, but is more … Continue reading

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Stash Couture Top from a Remnant

What does one do with a  remnant of less than a yard? The Stash contained a lemon yellow sheer print that just cried out to be transformed into a summer top.  However, most patterns – even the simplest tank tops … Continue reading

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Stash Couture Huck Towels

Graph and instructions for the Wave with “Lace” Edge design can be found here. Embroidered Huck Towels harken back to the days when women transformed common everyday objects into pieces of art with needle and thread. Kitchen towels were stitched … Continue reading

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From Lozenges to Lovely! The Purple Dress

A beautiful purple dress presented itself while cruising the aisles at a National Off-Price Store. It was knit (so very comfortable) with a pleated front that had empire waist shaping defined by a small rectangle. Comfort and shaping – a … Continue reading

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Prom Purse Finished – because time ran out!

The Prom Dress was beyond beautiful.  A skirt of cascading rows of coral chiffon, and a bodice with heavy rhinestone and “jeweled” embellishments! Of course, such an occasion calls for a Prom Purse. Of course, such an occasion also occurs … Continue reading

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