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Learn the Carrot Darning Variation

Posted by Lisa Kessler on

Learn the Carrot Darning Variation

Happy Monday! This week I chose a cute little stitch that is in the spirit of Easter this coming weekend. Darning patterns make such fun and interesting backgrounds!  

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Learn Ermine Stitch

Posted by Lisa Kessler on

Learn Ermine Stitch

Happy Monday! Today's stitch tutorial is for the Ermine Stitch - a wonderful open background stitch. It's perfect for a large area, and once you learn to "find your clue, find your cue" you'll be cruisin' right along with this one!

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Learn Back Stitched Herringbone!

Posted by Lisa Kessler on

Learn Back Stitched Herringbone!

It's my travel day home from the Spring Needlepoint Market, but I would never forget to post #MustWatchMonday! I even chose a favorite stitch of mine. Back Stitched Herringbone has a beautiful result, and looks very intricate (but doesn't feel intimidating when you get in the swing of things). It is a two step process, which leaves open the option to use two different thread colors if so desired. The possibilities of what you can use this stitch for are endless!

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Learn the Alternating Smyrna Stitch!

Posted by Lisa Kessler on

Learn the Alternating Smyrna Stitch!

Happy Monday! Today's #MustWatchMonday stitch tutorial is for the Alternating Smyrna. Smyrna stitches can make a wonderful border, and in this video I also highlight a little "tweak" you can make to change up the look.

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Learn the Jerusalem Cross

Posted by Lisa Kessler on

Learn the Jerusalem Cross

Happy #MustWatchMonday! Today I'm going to show you how to do a Jerusalem Cross stitch - there are so many opportunites to change it up to fit your needs. Tone on tone, multi color, multi fiber, beads - try out the basic stitch, then play with all of the fun options!

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