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Mexican needlecase

Mexican needlecase Here are the necessary explanations for the realization of this needlecase. The pattern is issued from Mexican folklore. It is a country that has a great tradition of craftsmanship in many areas but where embroidery holds a preponderant place. You...

Pouch, finishing

Pouch finishing As a preamble, I must warn you that I am far from being a sewing professional; therefore I will try to explain the assembly of this kit to you in my way, in the way that seems to me the simplest. I hope that like me, you will succeed and that once this...

Indian purse

Indian Purse Here is the first part of a project entitled “Indian Purse” and that I intend to split into 3 different posts. Today, here is the presentation of the main part of the purse, the elephant. This purse measures approximately 12cm in width and...

Indian purse, the clasp

Indian Purse Embroidery of the clasp  Here are the explanations of the embroidery that covers the clasp. Finished, it measures 9 cm by 2 cm. We must add 0.5 cm of fabric on each side in width for the edges and in height, we must add 2 cm (the height of the embroidery)...

Indian Purse, finishing

Indian Purse, finishing This post is devoted to the finishing of the purse. It does not necessarily require the use of a sewing machine. It presents no particular difficulty but demands precision, mainly in the upper part where the clasp will slip. I advise you to...

A small village

A small village  Here is a small design that Canevas Folies has been offering for 10 years already in its catalog. It has not aged and is still welcomed. Therefore I wanted to share it with all the readers of this blog. In this post, you will find the pattern of this...

A Vintage Bookmark

A Vintage Bookmark It is when thinking of small Christmas gifts quickly made but still very popular that I had the idea to propose you this nostalgic bookmark for romantic readings. As usual, you will find the pattern to download HERE. Here are the colors I used...

Season’s greetings

Season’s greetings Here is a small and easy design to embroider for example a greeting card format (12 cm high) that you can achieve in just a few hours. The stitches used are all basic ones and to give a festive feeling to this work, exceptionally, I used a lot...

Floral Mandala

Floral Mandala   Here is the first part of this Mandala. Its diameter is 20cm and I embroidered it on sand colored linen. The pattern of this mandala can be downloaded HERE and hereafter is the list of colors Red palette House of Embroidery stranded cotton 92 Herbs,...

Floral Mandala, part 2

Floral Mandala part 2 Here is the second part of this design. It contains a woven stitch, Portuguese stem stitch, satin stitch and Palestrina stitch. The kit of this mandala can be bought HERE. It contains the pattern printed on a piece of linen of 38/38 cm in a color...
Floral Mandala part 3

Floral Mandala part 3

Floral Mandala  part 3 Here is the third part of this embroidery. In this post, you will find the explanations to embroider the 8 outside floral medallions and the Palestrina stitch border. As a reminder, the kit of this mandala can be bought HERE. It contains the...

“Indienne”

“Indienne” Bird and Butterfly Here is a picture of a printed fabric named “Indienne”  that I propose to embroider together.   . An “Indienne” is a painted or printed fabric made in Europe between the 17th century and the 19th...

Indienne, first flowers

Indienne First flowers You will find the pattern to download as usual HERE. It is in A4 format to make it easier for you to print, but I recommend you to enlarge it before reproducing it to obtain a design of a height of about 30 cmYou can also, if you wish, get the...

Indienne, butterfly

Indienne The butterfly You will find information regarding the download of the drawing or the purchase of the printed fabric and the silk threads in the previous article. In the explanations, I used the DMC color numbers but for those of you who chose to embroider...

Indienne, the bird part 1

Indienne the bird part 1, the head and the neck Here are the explanations needed to embroider the 1st part of the bird, head, and neck.         The used colors are  for the head, DMC 931, 3371 and Ecru for the pink feathers, DMC 3716, 3832 and 355 for the neck,...

Indienne, feathers

Indienne the bird, feathers Here are the explanations needed to embroider the feathers of the bird.         The colors used are DMC 931,932, 3031, 3371 and Ecru       Embroider the edge of the large transverse feather as for the previous borders with 2 rows...

An egg full of color

An egg full of color   The finished egg measures 10 cmThe pattern of this embroidery can be downloaded HERE.You can buy printed the linen with the House of Embroidery thread pack but without the DMC threads HERE.      To embroider this egg I used the colors House of...

Chinese Rooster

Chinese Rooster   The template of this embroidery can be downloaded HERE.You can also buy the complete kit (printed linen and all House of Embroidery threads) HERE.     To embroider this rooster, I used 23 House of Embroidery various stranded cotton and I completed...

Indienne, the tail

Indienne the bird, tail Here are the explanations needed to embroider the bird’s tail.         The colors used are DMC 931, 3031, 3371, ecru, 3716, 3832 and 355.       Begin by embroidering the central part and the end of the feathers as before.  ...

An owl color of night

An owl color of night first part   I chose to embroider this three-dimensional owl on blue linen. It measures 12 cm but of course, you can adapt the size for your intended usage … hang it on your scissors, a key or even fill it with lavender to perfume your...

An owl color of night part 2

An owl color of night part 2   You will find in this second part the explanations necessary for the realization of the wing and the assembly of this project.           Wing Using the stumpwork technique, secure the wire around the wing. This technique is...

A shade of pink

A shade of pink   Here is the presentation of my latest creation. It is intended to be added to the general catalog of kits Canevas Folies but before that, I would like you to enjoy it as follows You will find HERE in the blog shop   The complete kit with all the...

Large pink flower

Large pink flower   In this post, you will find step-by-step explanations of the large flower in the center of the “A shade of pink” embroidery.   You will find the pattern of this flower to download HERE  There are still some complete kits available,...

Embroidered cover for eReader

Embroidered cover for eReader   It’s been a long time since I wanted to replace the leather case of my eReader with a personalized and embroidered cover. I thought that this summer period was the perfect opportunity to implement this project, so in this article...