February 24, 2017

Friday Instagram Finds No. 89 with Errant Hart


Anna Hart Turner is a mixed media embroidery artist whose art is intricate and bright - I love it! You can find her on Instagram @errant_hart and her Etsy shop Errant Hart. Her use of color and texture make me want to reach through my computer screen to feel the fabrics and stitches she uses. Check out some of my favorites below, and then head over to Anna's Instagram account @errant_hart.

March 20, 2017 is the two year anniversary of Friday Instagram Finds - woo hoo! I'm going to switch things up a little bit, so you might want to start tagging your photos with #feelingstitchyfridays  :)

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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

February 21, 2017

Stitchy Snippets - On The Button


A real master of buttons, artist Ran Hwang, constructs awesome art works made up of hundreds of buttons, pins and yards of threads. Hwang takes something so ordinary and turns it into something extraordinary by manipulating and arranging these common household items into stunning, colossal images.



Ran Hwang likens her artistic process to meditation as she labors for many hours with intricate precision which requires focus, calm and fluidity. Each button is accurately attached to the flat surface with a pin, also many of these buttons are handmade from paper.



Subtle meanings are key to Hwang's work which she explains: "pins hold buttons that remain free to move between the surface of the wall and the pinhead. The constricted movement of the button, an everyday object as numerous and “ordinary” as people, as it is caught within the confines imposed by the wall and the pinhead, suggests the tension between the human desire for freedom and the limitations imposed by society."
Hwang's incredible collection of work is displayed worldwide and can be seen in many international museums. See more of her work here.

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.

February 17, 2017

Friday Instagram Finds No. 88 with Maryke Dolls


I was looking through our #feelingstitchyig hashtag when I came across the beautiful dolls that Robyn Maryke creates. You can find her on Instagram at @marykedolls and her online shop Maryke Dolls. Robyn's handmade dolls feature recycled wool, and they are beautiful! I don't have a daughter (unless you count my three female dogs :) ), but I want one of these for myself! The Frida, in particular, is my favorite. Take a look at some of my favorite pictures, and then go check out her Instagram feed @marykedolls.

On March 20, 2017 we have our two year Friday Instagram Finds anniversary - woo hoo! I'm switching things up a bit, so you might want to start using #feelingstitchyfridays on your best needle art photos on Instagram  :)




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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

February 15, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday #31: What She Said Stitches


Absolutely. This free pattern by What She Said Stitches is perfectly inspiring to me. There are so many wonderful quote patterns in this shop, I highly recommend a visit!

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!

February 13, 2017

MooshieStitch Monday: Valentine's Stitching Project Ideas


I love searching the Feeling Stitchy archives to find inspiration and project ideas.

Recently I searched the blog for Valentine's Day and found some really great tutorials I thought I would share!

But first - here are a few photos of the heart I stitched.


I traced a heart, worked the outline in stem stitch and added detached chain stitches around it for leaves.


Then added a red flower in the center and french knots around the leaves.



Now here are those tutorials I found...

Up first - this Valentine's Day treat bag with a cool negative space heart.

Tutorial Here



Make your self a Cupid's Arrow pin!

Tutorial Here



I love this silly skunk pattern  - stitch it up with your own personalized Valentine's Day message!

Find It Here




How about stitching a Valentine's Day coffee cup cozy?

Tutorial Here



Or try experimenting with wire! This "All you need is Love" project looks quick and easy - especially if you already know the couching stitch - and could be also be personalized with your own message.

Tutorial Here



Happy Valentine's Stitching!!





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.

February 10, 2017

Friday Instagram Finds No. 87 with Forest Fibers


Today we feature the hand embroidery of Jackie of @forestfibers. I love how she fills the space in the fabric with paint and lots of little stitches like those in the examples above. She goes outside the hoop with wall hangings that have beautiful meaning. Jackie is 21 years old, but definitely has an old soul. Check out some of my favorite piece below, and then check out her Instagram feed @forestfibers.

You can also purchase Jackie's art on her Etsy shop Forest Fibers Studios.

March 20, 2017 is the two year anniversary of Friday Instagram Finds - woo hoo!! I'm going to do something to switch it up a little bit, so you might want to start tagging your photos with #feelinstitchyfridays  :)




A photo posted by Jackie | Forest Fibers (@forestfibers) 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

February 8, 2017

Wedding Wednesday: Bride and Groom Hoops

Finished Bride and Groom hoops!

Just a quick post to update you on the Bride and Groom hoops I shared with you as a free pattern!

I just happened to be working on a veil project (more on that later, I hope) and had some scraps of pretty ivory Chantilly lace and tulle leftover, so I used them to embellish my Bride hoop. I also used ivory bias tape to wrap the hoop (I originally used light gray in my first post).

On to the Groom hoop - I wanted to embellish it, but not too much and not too flowery, so I stitched some very delicate branches on each side in DMC 822 and white sewing thread. I used the original light gray bias tape, and DMC 822 for the lettering.

The difference in color on the bias tape and stitching is very subtle, but I think it works well:


Here are the links to the free Bride and Groom patterns, by the way:

Would you like a pattern version of the very simple branches design I added to the Groom hoop? Leave a comment here, I'll be happy to draw it up later!

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!

February 3, 2017

Friday Instagram Finds No. 86 with Justyna


Hello Stitchy Friends! On today's Friday Instagram Finds we feature Justyna of @nibyniebo_.  Justyna has a fun and bright style that uses hand embroidery AND polymer clay! I've never seen anyone else do this, and the results are stunning. Her clocks are so much fun.  I just love how she describes her work as "slowly crafted." In this rush around world, it's great to see someone who revels in taking her time to produce beautiful pieces of art.

You can purchase Justyna's works of art in her Etsy shop here. Take a look at some of my favorite pieces from her Instagram feed.

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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

February 1, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday #30: February Flowers


How lovely are these February Flowers - the monthly PDF pattern by Sarah K. Benning, available in her Etsy shop? And even lovelier still, Sarah has pledged to donate from her pattern sales this month to the ACLU - bravo Sarah!

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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