May 26, 2017

Annoying Copyright Violation Notice - Sew Artsy

I'd like to sincerely thank Mary Corbet of Needle n' Thread who was kind enough to share that a copyright violator named Sew Artsy (www.sewartsy.com) is republishing all our Feeling Stitchy articles verbatim, without any attribution to us, on their site.

In the next few weeks, I'll be contacting Host Gator, the site host to request that all of our articles which were illegally reproduced be removed from their site.

In the meantime, please note that if you see our articles anywhere other than www.feelingstitchy.com, you are viewing an unauthorized copy of our content.

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!

May 24, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday #37: Brynn and Co


I am loving this Love PDF pattern in the wonderful Brynn and Co shop on Etsy! I have long been a fan of Amanda's delicate stitching and adorable haberdashery, and now you have a chance to try your hand at her patterns!

Also, how beautiful are these Prismatic stork scissors?

For more loveliness by Amanda, follow her handle on Instagram, @brynnandcoshop.

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!

May 16, 2017

Stitchy Snippets - Silk Webs


Paint drips, splashes and a burst of colour darned together with threads which dart in between like spiders dancing across the canvas and weaving webs in purpose designed spaces. Textile artist Nava Lubelski creates wonderfully vibrant pieces. I am fascinated in how she bridges the gap between a once throwaway and often damaged piece of textile and to transform it into a work of art. Nava talks about her art: "My work explores the contradictions between the impulse to destroy and the compulsion to mend. I juxtapose rapid acts of destruction, such as spilling and cutting, with painstaking, restorative labor. Embroideries are hand-stitched over stains and rips, contrasting the accidental with the meticulous."

In our current age, where resources are becoming ever scarcer, innovative restoration techniques such as Nava's are extremely relevant. To take a seemingly damaged piece of fabric and convert the fault into a feature shows real ingenuity and the results are beautiful.














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.

May 10, 2017

Wedding Wednesday: Married

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I don't usually post many personal details, but I thought this past Saturday might be a good exception - because on May 6, I married the man of my dreams.


Finding the perfect dress took a little trial and error - since the first one was altered too tightly to be wearable. I was able to get all my money back, and found this lovely vintage dress on Ebay for a pittance. It was perfect, and perfect for me. I loved the back and the embellishments and since it was an older dress, I liked the idea that I'd be wearing something unique.


Our ceremony was beautiful - surrounded by all the people I love (finally in one place!) in our church, which has so much meaning to us. I chose simple flowers because I didn't want to even try to compete with the natural beauty of the church.





Never in a million years did I think we could clean up so nicely. :) It still feels so surreal, like it all happened to somebody else.


I wore a lovely, lighter dress at our reception, which I also found on Ebay and paid less than I paid for my simple bouquet. I'm proud of that because we were on a tight budget, and were prioritizing saving money for our life together.


I wanted to be able to dance and move, and this dress was perfect for that. Although it was a bit snug after flautas and barbeque. :)


I suppose the most expensive purchase of my ensemble was the lovely ivory veil I wore - but I think it was well worth the price. I'd seen many expensive veils with unimpressive stitching, but the embellishment on this one was gorgeous. It was Bel Aire Bridal V7300 in ivory, if you're interested. :)

I'm still waiting on the professional photos - believe it or not these lovely photos were all snapped by my bridesmaid, niece, cousin, and wonderful sister-in-law.


I'll leave you with our first dance - I am so thankful - beyond happy, beyond lucky, and beyond blessed! Hope you enjoy these few photos and memories with me.

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!

April 26, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday #36: Hoffelt and Hooper


What a beautiful kit this is, by Hoffelt And Hooper, on Etsy! This kit comes with: Printed cotton fabric (and I love that blue), 5" embroidery hoop, full skeins of DMC embroidery floss, Embroidery Needle, and a PDF stitching guide.

I can't think of a lovelier gift for a stitcher of any skill level! To see more loveliness by Sarah, visit her Instagram.

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!

April 19, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday #35: Garten Craft


I adore the colors and satin stitched textures in this beautiful Southwestern Embroidery by Garten Craft on Etsy. Visit her shop to see more of her lovely woven and embroidered work!

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!

April 18, 2017

Stitchy Snippets - Textile Bakery


Recently, I have met with the most wonderful and fantastic work by Beatrice Oettinger.

An explosion of floral elements, her textile pieces and dresses are beautifully ethereal and refreshingly inspirational. Beatrice’s garments are composed from silks, organzas, real flowers, wool and also baked dough!

In Beatrice’s words: 'Each garment is unique—an expression of a moment, a season, a walk—alchemically mixed and shaped—made for inspiration—full of seeds that can be brought back to life if you abandon them to nature again.'








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.

April 14, 2017

Friday Instagram Finds No. 93 with Rosa e Chocolat


I just love Isabel's embroidery! That three dimensional bird and little fox and birch trees are just so great! You can find Isabel's work on Instagram on her account @rosaechocolat. She lives in Portugal, and also has an Etsy shop. Here are some of my favorite pictures from her feed!









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

April 12, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday #34: Cathy Eliot


Love this foliage series of patterns by Cathy Eliot on Etsy, especially this Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme hoop.

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!

April 10, 2017

MooshieStitch Monday: Easter (and Spring) Stitching Ideas

Hey Everyone! Looking for something fun to stitch for Easter next weekend?

Here are some ideas found in the Feeling Stitchy blog archives!

* If you want an easy quick project, try this adorable little chick embroidery.


Click here to see more photos and to get the link to the (free!) pattern.

* Get your sewing machine out and make this Easter basket. You can personalize it with any embroidery pattern you like also.




* Who likes Peeps?? Make this fun felt Peeps embroidery for Easter!!




* Make your own Easter bunny!




* For those readers living where it is currently Springtime, you could try stitching this woven basket with flowers (or add little Easter eggs instead of flowers!)




* Lastly, to get you in the mood for "Spring cleaning", I love this tutorial on how to make embroidered labels to organize all your stitching supplies. 









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.

April 8, 2017

Threadwritten Textiles by Sarah Pedlow

Recently I was contacted by artist Sarah Pedlow, who has been researching embroidery techniques and traditions in areas such as Budapest, Hungary, Blonduos, Iceland, and Oaxaca, Mexico.

Sarah is looking to fund her upcoming residency studying Dutch Textile Traditions with an Indiegogo campaign.


Contributions to Sarah's residency fund are rewarded with some rather beautiful embroidered items, from authentic embroidery stitched by women in Transylvania to a kit that teaches the Hungarian written stitch with materials, to a silkscreened project bag that can be used as is or embroidered with a simple chain or back stitch.



Sarah's work is fascinating - I encourage you to take a look at her Indiegogo page, visit http://threadwritten.com/ to learn about her upcoming classes, or follow her on Instagram.

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!

April 5, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday #33: Mirka Döring


I was just floored by the beauty of this embroidery by artist Mirka Döring. The colors, the textures, the stitching - just perfect!

To see more of her stitching, visit her shop on Etsy and DaWanda and find her on Instagram.


If you'd like to try your hand at that stupendous flamingo, Mirka has a PDF pattern in her shop:

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!

April 4, 2017

Stitchy Snippets - TEXTiles

'The slow rhythm of needle through fabric brings me immense satisfaction. To stitch something is to make a declaration of its worth by virtue of the time spent.' Effie Jessop


Effie Jessop draws inspiration from her fascination for language and combines portraits with words plucked from text messages. Through this juxtaposition of 'the digital speed of a mobile phone with the slow handcraft of embroidery' she records a moment and with her textiles forms a tangible, lasting heirloom.





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.

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