January 20, 2017

Friday Instagram Finds No. 84 with Chawne Kimber


Last Saturday I went to a workshop presented by the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild (which I'm a member of), that featured Chawne Kimber leading us in hand quilting. I'm not a quilter, but I want to be, and Chawne was the perfect person to get me started. Chawne is an artist who is well-known for her social justice minded quilts. It was fascinating to listen to the meanings of the various quilts she brought and get to touch them and feel the different textures. You can find Chawne on Instagram at @cauchycomplete and on her website at Cauchy Complete. Here are some of my favorite pictures from Chawne's Instagram.










A photo posted by Completely Cauchy (@cauchycomplete) on



And here's a bit of the start of the mini hand stitched quilt I started under Chawne's tutelage.


Hi, I'm Amy - Hi, I'm Amy. I feature interesting embroidery and stitch-related photos I find on Instagram. I'm a hand embroiderer and maker.

You can find my embroidery and crafts on:
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January 13, 2017

Friday Instagram Finds No. 83 with Emma Mattson


A couple of weeks ago my son sent me a screen cap of some moss. I thought it was a little weird until I tapped the picture and saw that it was hand embroidered moss in an embroidery hoop! He thought it was neat and thought I would, too. And, boy, do I!

Emma Mattson's (@emmancipationx) Instagram feed is beautiful. In addition to being a hand embroidery artist and weaver, she's a fantastic photographer. She's got a great eye and the way she frames her shots are visually appealing.

A photo posted by Emma Mattson (@emmancipationx) on



And my favorite of her photographs...





Hi, I'm Amy - Hi, I'm Amy. I feature interesting embroidery and stitch-related photos I find on Instagram. I'm a hand embroiderer and maker.

You can find my embroidery and crafts on:
Instagram | Random Acts of Amy | Facebook

January 10, 2017

Stitchy Snippets - All creatures great and small


Happy New Year Stitchers! I hope you like creepy crawlies. Here is a collection of Claire Moynihan's embroidered insects. Claire is a UK based artist and her affinity with nature led to her specialization of insect textile art. These beautiful little bugs are constructed with felting and stump work and embellished with embroidery. Both life-size and realistic these tiny creatures form an 'embroidered' entomological collection that could sit happily among a natural history exhibit.





Hi, I'm Julia - an embroidery enthusiast based in Amsterdam with a lifelong passion for textiles. I like to mix things up by combining different techniques and mediums - my origami styled dress won the Hand & Lock embroidery prize. Join me on my exploration of embroidery with mixed media and fibre art.

January 6, 2017

Friday Instagram Finds No. 82 with Rocket Full of Pie


Photo credit: @rocketfullofpie
Hello, Stitchy Friends! I hope that you've had a wonderful holiday season and fabulous New Year! Today for this first Friday Instagram Finds of 2017 we're going to take a look at @rocketfullofpie. As an animal lover and mom to three Chihuahuas and one cat, I adore the pet portraits that Eleri creates! The textures, colors, and fabrics are fresh and fun, and really capture the spirit of the animals. You can read about each of the pets she creates on her blog, and you can commission your own portrait on her Etsy shop. Take a look at some of my favorite pictures from her Instagram feed.

A photo posted by Eleri (@rocketfullofpie) on



A photo posted by Eleri (@rocketfullofpie) on



A photo posted by Eleri (@rocketfullofpie) on



A photo posted by Eleri (@rocketfullofpie) on

Hi, I'm Amy - Hi, I'm Amy. I feature interesting embroidery and stitch-related photos I find on Instagram. I'm a hand embroiderer and maker.

You can find my embroidery and crafts on:
Instagram | Random Acts of Amy | Facebook

January 2, 2017

MooshieStitch Monday: My Stitchable Mesh Project


Last month, Floresita shared a great review and her beautiful stitching on the new DMC Stitchable Mesh. Since DMC also sent me some, I thought I would share with you what I stitched!


First of all, I chose to stitch on the silver side of the mesh. 


A few of Floresita's suggestions when stitching on the mesh really helped, such as:

1. Use a permanent marker to trace your pattern/design onto the mesh. Anything else will rub off!


2. Secure the edges of the mesh fabric - it will unravel. I used black electrical tape on the edges. It doesn't look very pretty but it worked.


Here is the finished product with the tape removed.


To finish the back of the hoop, I used this awesome method with a light colored felt. I trimmed the mesh down so there was just a little bit left around the edge of the hoop to stitch the felt onto.


It is not my best attempt at finishing the back side, I need to work on my blanket stitch. I have never been good at the blanket stitch!! :)

Here is the front view after the felt was attached.



My biggest takeaway on stitching with the mesh - it made me very aware of the back side of the hoop!!

Since it is so sheer, I knew I had to be careful to not carry my thread from one flower to the next. (I hate to admit it, but my embroidery back sides are usually pretty messy!) But I think I did a pretty good job.


It is surprisingly easy to stitch with and softer to the touch than what I was expecting. I used pearl cotton and DMC cotton floss without any issues. I love it's unique look and like that there is a new option of something to stitch on other than regular fabric. 



Thanks again to DMC for sending the stitchable mesh!


Happy New Year Everyone!!





Hi! I'm Michelle (aka Mooshie) and I've been stitching since 2007. I own more embroidery hoops than I will ever need and am a borderline hoarder of floss.

You can find me on my blog, MooshieStitch, Instagram, and on Etsy.

December 25, 2016

Christmas Countdown #25: Snowflakes


I've been making lots of Christmas Snowflakes from this Free Snowflake Pattern on the American Felt and Craft blog. Boy, have I heard the word snowflake a bit too much this season. But to me, the message of the snowflake is simple - it is that every created thing in this world has worth, is important, is exquisite, and has meaning.

Half the fun of crafting these is just grabbing a handful of pretty colors and sequins and making it up as I go along. If you're looking for a quick fun pattern to fill in some moments by the tree today, I highly recommend it! Get the free pattern on American Felt and Craft.


I'm not normally a purple person, but I'm loving this color combo I created.


Lastly, I would like to wish you and your families the merriest of Christmases. However you celebrate it, or even if you do not celebrate it at all - may the spirit of love that fills this season fill your hearts and guide you in hope and joy into the new year.

Thank you for reading Feeling Stitchy, and for being a part of all the things that bring us hope and joy throughout the year.

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

December 24, 2016

Christmas Countdown #24: CozyBlue


Let's not forget Hanukkah begins tonight, and I can't think of a lovelier way to commemorate it than to stitch this beautiful Festival of Lights pattern by Cozy Blue.

How special it would be to stitch each candle, one per night, until you have a finished piece!

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

December 23, 2016

Christmas Countdown #23: Alicia Paulson


Just how sweet is this Night Before Christmas pattern set by Alicia Paulson? There are three patterns in the set, including a mouse and a lovely snowflake.

I'm also a fan of this adorable Snow Day pattern set as well:

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

December 22, 2016

Christmas Countdown #22: September House


These Festive Flock patterns by September House are gorgeous - I love the elegant colors and imaginative stitches:


Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

December 21, 2016

Christmas Countdown #21: Mollie Johanson


A wonderful free pattern, Posable Gingerbread People by Mollie Johanson are on Handmade Charlotte.

If you adore Mollie's sweet style as I do, there are lots of holiday themed patterns in her Etsy shop as well:

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

December 20, 2016

Christmas Countdown #20: Lia Griffith


I've fallen in love with a series of small felt ornament patterns by Lia Griffith - this Little Felt Bear is one. They require very little sewing and embellishment, so they are very quick to turnaround in these wee hours before Christmas is upon us!

Also not to be missed are these Felt and Pinecone Owls:

And this sweet Felt fox pattern

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

December 19, 2016

Christmas Countdown #19: Betz White


A teeny tiny felt Sewing Machine pattern by Betz White is perfect for your crafty friends!

There are plenty more delightful ornament patterns in Betz White's shop as well:


Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

MooshieStitch Monday: Woven Picot Stitch with Wool



Ever since I did the Simply Stitched book review, I have really enjoyed working with tapestry wool.

I had some leftover wool from my plushwork wreath, so I decided to try stitching a woven picot stitch flower with it.

You can refer to my tutorial for the woven picot if you need to learn the stitch - this post is more to show you how it looks using tapestry wool.

DMC Red 7108 and Blanc
I usually stitch the woven picot with pearl cotton. The first thing I noticed using wool is how quickly you can stitch it up - less weaving since the wool is so thick.


Here are the finished flower petals.



I added woven picot leaves and white french knots for the center of the flower.


I love how it looks with the tapestry wool.

It sorta reminds me of poinsettia - but maybe because it's red and I have Christmas on my mind :)





Thank you again to DMC for providing the tapestry wool!




Hi! I'm Michelle (aka Mooshie) and I've been stitching since 2007. I own more embroidery hoops than I will ever need and am a borderline hoarder of floss.

You can find me on my blog, MooshieStitch, Instagram, and on Etsy.

December 18, 2016

Christmas Countdown #18: Jenny Blair Art


I love these sweet Winter Woodland Ornament patterns by Jenny Blair Art! The muted colors and cute animals are lovely and adorable.

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

December 17, 2016

Christmas Countdown #17: What Delilah Did


These Cindermice patterns by Sophie at What Delilah Did are so bright and wonderful. What a cute little gift they would make, or some time well-spent, teaching a beginner how to stitch!

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

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