Tag Archives: embroidery

Cosplay with Freestanding Lace

Every September, there’s an anime convention in Denver called Nan Desu Kan. Some friends of mine run the registration desk, and for many years I have been volunteering for them. While registration can get very busy, there are usually some … Continue reading

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Embroidered Pendant Necklace

Check out what I am wearing to work today!               I am IN LOVE with the Art Nouveau look of this necklace. It’s simple and classic with a little bit of pizzazz. Perfect for … Continue reading

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Room by Room GIVEAWAY!!

I think its about time for a GIVEAWAY, what do you say? How many of you are familiar with Carol Zentgraf? She is one of our wonderful contributors at CME, as well as an established author. Her books range from … Continue reading

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Creative Machine Embroidery contributor Joyce Drexler retires

After nearly 40 years in the Sewing, Quilting, and Crafting Industry, innovator and industry icon, Joyce Drexler is retiring. Joyce is widely regarded by her peers as being the driving force in the 80’s and 90’s behind the rise to … Continue reading

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Bead Embroidery Giveaway!

This is for all of you embroidery enthusiast out there! Have you been noticing all of the lovely beaded embellishments right now? Everywhere I look! Handbags, Peter Pan collars, shoulder embellishments, ballet flats, denim jeans and statement necklaces, oh my! … Continue reading

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Multicrafting and Embroidery (Plus a FREE design!)

Embroidery is one medium that lends itself well to a host of other craft techniques. Have you knit or sewn something? Embroider it! Embroider a swatch and frame it or modge podge it onto something else. Quilting and machine embroidery … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas Giveaways Day 8

 Welcome to day 8 of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways! Congratulations to Victoria R! Victoria won yesterday’s prize of H|CLASS 100Q Sewing Machine from Husqvarna Viking! Check your inbox for an email with instructions on how to claim your prize! … Continue reading

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Wednesday Giveaway – Enter to win a fabulous prize!

We thought spring was here and then a big snowstorm blanketed the city. So much for spring. In light of the big snowstorm a spring inspired giveaway is a must. Up for Wednesday Giveaway is the book My Enchanted Garden: … Continue reading

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Wednesday Giveaway: Win an Embroidery Thread Pack

Welcome to another Wednesday Giveaway! To help you get through the week, today we’re giving away a Madeira Potpourri embroidery thread pack.   Get twenty 220 yard Polyneon spools for FREE! That’s 40,000 stitches per spool of top quality quilting … Continue reading

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Tips for using heavyweight thread in embroidery projects

Machine embroidery thread comes in a variety of colors, weights and fiber content. The three most common machine embroidery threads used are rayon, polyester, and cotton.  Sometimes wool and silk are used in embroidery projects as are specialty threads. There … Continue reading

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