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Virtual Embroidery Class

Turkey Stitch

The turkey stitch is such a fun looking stitch! It is fluffy and and really pops off your fabric!

Creating this stitch requires, creating loops, tacking them down, and then trimming the loops. You can create long fringe stitches or short, depedning on how much trimming you do.

This stitch is so fun because it feels like you are giving your embroidery art a haircut!

One of my favorite embroidery patterns that uses the Turkey Stitch is my Dahlia ‘Bishop of Auckland” embroidery pattern. The yellow fringe in this flower gives it an extra flair that is beautiful.

One of my favorite embroidery patterns that uses the Turkey Stitch is my Dahlia ‘Bishop of Auckland” embroidery pattern. The yellow fringe in this flower gives it an extra flair that is beautiful.

Below is a video tutorial for creating the turkey stitch!

My Little Garden Kiddie Kit

This is the perfect little kit you need to to teach a young child embroidery.

And, it comes with a video tutorial so kids can stitch along with the video and learn embroidery at a young age!

My Little Garden

This is a perfect embroidery kit for KIDS (recommended ages 7+). The embroidery kit includes every thing you need to create your own “My Little Garden” hoop art.

KID’S EMBROIDERY KIT Includes:

  • -Clear step-by-step instructions with lots of pictures and minimal words
  • VIDEO TUTORIAL so kids can learn and stitch along with guided video instructions
  • Linen fabric with PRE-TRACED pattern (pattern is traced with a Pilot Frixion Pen and can be erased with heat from an iron or blow dryer when your child is done
  • Cotton fabric to make the hoop more sturdy
  • Large embroidery needle (easy for kids to use, and not too sharp)
  • Thread
  • 4 inch embroidery hoop

use #threadunraveled when you share your creations 🙂

Here is the Stitch Along video tutorial:

Poppies Kiddie Kit

The Poppies Kiddie Kit is a perfect embroidery kit for young stitchers to learn embroidery!

The Poppies Kiddie Kit is a perfect embroidery kit for young stitchers to learn embroidery!

This kiddie kit teaches children the very basics of embroidery. The pattern come with lots of pictures, minimal words, and a step-by-step video tutorial.

Included in the kit is:

  • Pre-traced fabric
  • 4-inch embroidery hoop
  • large needle (for easy threading and holding for little hands)
  • thread
  • instructions including pictures and a Stitch-Along VIDEO TUTORIAL for children to learn how to begin embroidering with their kit

Here is the video tutorial that will teach young stitchers how to thread their needle, tie a knot, and stitch.

For more Kiddie Kits, visit my Etsy shop!

Stitch Along

Because of the craziness going on and everyone being stuck in their homes, I am going to be doing a #STITCHALONG with this new pattern! Grab this pattern, or a kit if you don’t have the materials, and come stitch with me!

Think of it as a little embroidery class you can take from home. It will be every day, March 30 – April 3, at 5 pm MDT.

Here’s how it works: Every day for a week, we will work on this pattern together. We will go step-by-step, from start to finish! By the end of the week, you will have stitched this entire hoop!

I will be doing an instagram live every day and those who are available can jump on and stitch with me. If you can’t make it to the live session, I will save the videos on my highlights each day and you can stitch with me when it’s convenient for you!

My hope is that this STITCH ALONG will allow you to feel like you’re taking a fun embroidery class, but in the comfort of your own home because #socialdistancing.

Make sure you’re giving yourself a break each day so you can stay sane and relax 🌿

COVID_19 Quarantine Activities

Stuck at home because of the corona virus quarantine?

Here’s a list of 20 things you can do at home to help the time pass by:

Handmade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Choosing the perfect gift is always so difficult for me! Especially when I’m shopping for my mom. Often times I feel like whatever I get won’t be good enough because she could just buy it herself! She does have lots more money than me, after all 🙂

That’s why I usually go with something handmade! When you make something with your own two hands, no one can be mad about it (cuz that’s just rude). The time and effort you put into making something beautiful for someone is priceless.

This year, I’m gifting my mom a floral embroidered art piece. It’s something I know she will love because I made it myself and because it’s just really cute!

Another idea is this “Home Is Where Your Mom Is” hoop. It’s a lovely reminder that no matter where you live or what your circumstances are, home is wherever your mom is.

Give your mom the best Mother’s Day gift this year – something handmade, and made with love from the heart.

Get all the materials to make this hoop for your mom here.

Don’t like this pattern, but still want to embroider something for your mom? I have 20+ patterns to choose from in my Etsy shop! Go pick something to make that your mom will LOVE!

Here are some of my favorite patterns that your mom will love:

My mom loves this pattern! Yours will too 🙂

This was my Mother’s Day pattern last year! I LOVE it!! These words are so, so true.

My most popular pattern that is fun to have displayed year-round. Make it for your mom… or make it for yourself 😉

DIY Embroidered Clothing

Do you have a t-shirt you just wish you could spruce up, but don’t know how!?

Or may you have an old sweater that needs some new life!?

I love using embroidery to make a t-shirt or sweater come to life! Adding a little pop of color or some simple flowers can give any item of clothing some new life!

Anyone can embroider clothing! It may look intimidating and you may have a bunch of questions to help you get started! I’M HERE FOR YOU!!

One embroidered t-shirt I absolutely love is my “Pocket Full of Daisies” shirt! It started out as a plain grey pocket t-shirt and now it’s my favorite item in my closet!

Whenever i post a picture of embroidered clothing on my Instagram, I get SO MANY DMs. Messages range from “Wow! I love this shirt!” to “Wow! Tell me ALL your secrets! I want to make this too!”

This is why I created a PDF embroidery pattern that would allow others to create their very own “Pocket Full of Daisies” shirt.

This pattern teaches you EVERYTHING you need to know to create your own embroidered t-shirt! You will be able to create the “Pocket Full of Daisies” shirt, but you will also be able to use all my tips and tricks to help you embroider any piece of clothing. The pattern answers questions like:

  • Should I use a stabilizer?
  • How do i keep my shirt from puckering and stretching?
  • How do i transfer my pattern onto my shirt?
  • How do I secure the thread onto the back of the shirt?
  • Tips for working with stretchy fabric?
  • How do i wash my hand-embroidered clothing?

So yes, YOU CAN DO IT!! You can embroider your own clothing! Follow the instructions in this pattern and you will be able to embroider ANY t-shirt, sweater, etc!

Embroidered Daisies Pocket T-Shirt

I’ve always loved embroidering daisies. But getting to wear them on my shirt is just so exciting to me! What’s better than art you can wear??!

This daisy pocket t-shirt is just what I need in my wardrobe! It is perfect for basically all seasons of the year, but I am especially excited to wear it this Fall!

This hand-embroidered daisy pocket t-shirt has a relaxed, draped fit. It is available in sizes S, M, and L. If you are between sizes, you may consider sizing down as the shirts are loose and flowy.

The shirt color is Heather Stone (AKA grey) and the flowers are white daisies with yellow centers and green stems.

Made from super-soft viscose fabric, this light-and-airy flowy tee with a square-pocket detail is a versatile essential.

The material is 65% polyester, 35% viscose. Machine wash in warm water, inside out with like colors. Tumble dry on low, or lay flat to dry. Medium iron, if necessary.

It’s the perfect addition to your Fall wardrobe. Dress it up or dress it down, either way, go out in style!

This cute model is my sister. She is wearing a size SMALL. She is 5’7″ and weighs 140 lbs.

Good Vibes Only Embroidery Pattern

Good Vibes Only. Since I’ve started teaching, Ive tried to adopt this motto into my life. I figure I can’t control how other people act around me and what kind of “vibes” they give off, but I can control the “vibes” I give off.

The easier choice is to be negative. Negativity is contagious and it brings other people down. As a teacher, I am around so many different kinds o people. Some are positive and happy to be around. Others are negative and I’ve learned that its really easy to match their negativity.

I’ve noticed that when I am happy and pleasant with my coworkers, parents, and my 2nd grade class, they are happy and pleasant in response. I’ve also noticed that as I focus on positivity, it is easier to be around negative people. I am able to ignore, in a sense, the negativity and pass along some positivity.

I know I can’t force others to have “good vibes,” but I make an effort to share my “good vibes” and I am happier for it. 🙂

I created this hoop to remind me to be positive and to pass along good vibes to those I come in contact with. I am not perfect at it, but I try. I made this design into a pattern so that others could embroider it for themselves and have this reminder to pass along positivity.

This design is available as both a pattern and kit.

The pattern comes as an electronic PDF embroidery pattern. It is intended for intermediate to advanced stitchers, but with the “Beginners Embroidery Guide” included, a beginner could also complete this hoop!

The digital PDF pattern includes:

PDF pattern (comes in black and white so it can be easily traced, as well as in color)
-instructions (including what stitches to use, thread colors, and pictures to help you along the way)
-stitching legend (pictures and explanations for how to create the stitches needed for this pattern)
-video tutorials (links to videos that explain how to create specific stitches and back your hoop)
-A Beginner’s Embroidery Guide (This beginner’s guide will teach you all about your materials, how to transfer your pattern onto fabric and place the fabric in your hoop, how to thread your needle, and how to begin stitching your design)

The embroidery kit includes every thing you need to create your own hoop art of the “Good Vibes Only” hoop. This pattern is fun for intermediate to advanced stitchers. It can also be completed by beginners with the help of the “Beginner’s Embroidery Guide.”

EMBROIDERY KIT Includes:
-Pattern (you will need to trace the pattern onto your fabric)
-Instructions for using your pattern (pictures included)
-Stitching legend (how to create the stitches)
-Video tutorials for creating specific stitches
-8 inch embroidery hoop
-Pink linen fabric
-Cotton fabric (optional to make your hoop more sturdy)
-Felt (to back your hoop)
-DMC thread (includes all the colors you need)
-2 needles (in case you lose one)

If you are a “beginner” in embroidery, you have the option to enter your email address at checkout and a “Beginner’s Embroidery Guide” will be sent to you electronically. The “Beginner’s Embroidery Guide” will teach you all about your materials, how to transfer your pattern onto fabric and place the fabric in your hoop, how to thread your needle, and how to begin stitching your design.