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P.S. – I Made This Jewelry!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Check out this exciting jewelry project sent to us by the creative folks at P.S.-I Made This!

Using a premade necklace, swarovsky crystals, jewelry findings and DMC Embroidery Floss, plain jewelry has been transformed into colorful, wearable accessories that are perfect for pairing with your Fall or Winter wardrobe, or to make and give as gifts.

Crafty readers in New Jersey can also join the designer for an event and watch the projects being made on October 12th at the Bloomingdales in Short Hills, and check out Erica Domesek’s new book titled P.S.-You’re Invited.

Check the web site for details!


Locker Project and Giveaway!

Monday, September 16, 2013

There’s  a chill in the evening air, backpacks are stuffed full with supplies, and lockers are piled high with books. School is now in session!

Here’s a fun locker chandelier you can craft for back-to-school. It’s perfect for hanging in a locker, in a dorm or to make as a decoration for a student’s bedroom – and it’s easy enough for a beginner to make.

Simply gather some basic craft supplies and wrap lightweight craft foam with a pretty color of DMC Embroidery Floss, Light Effects or Satin Floss. Add dangling beads, glittery paper and a hanging loop and you or your crafty student will have a finished project, ready to hang, in just a short period of time!

You can get a pdf of the full instructions here.

And now for the giveaway…

Have you designed and made a unique or one-of-a-kind craft for kids to make – or created a back to school project, or as a gift for a teacher using an assortment of DMC embroidery threads?

Tell me about it as a comment here in the blog, and I’ll choose one lucky winner that will receive a package of our 16 brand-new embroidery floss colors.  Be sure to end your comment with your first name, and your city and state (example: – Jane in Yuma, AZ) and to post your comment by October 1st of 2013. US and Canada residents only, please.

I’m looking forward to hearing what you’ve made and selecting a winner!


More Amazing Embroidery

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Fiber artists are continually transforming orindary supplies into something extraordinary using needles, embroidery threads, and a bit of time.

Embroidery and other forms of needlework can add a touch of color and style to everyday objects. Purses, tabletop textiles, clothing and other ordinary fabric items can easily be enhanced with stitching, and scraps of this and that can be combined to create art.

Here are some examples to inspire you…

Yumiko Higuchi features lovely embroidered pouches, handbags and purses on her blog site, and sells her creations on Etsy.

Each one features a theme stitched in either a single, monochromatic color scheme, or a blast of color, depending on the design.

Liz Cooksey uses fabric scraps, hand and machine embroidery to create works of art that can be framed and displayed. Visit her site to see more of her outstanding work. It’s organized into galleries, and you can enlarge each piece for a closer look by clicking on the image.

Prepare to be amazed, because even the simplest design on her page features an abundance of stitches. The lovely garden scene shown here is featured under Current Work.

As Autumn approaches you’ll definitely want to check out the work of artist Susanna Bauer, an artist renowned for making sculptural art from found objects that she gathers on her walks.

In this example, she takes an ordinary dried leaf and turns it into delicate, lacy treasure worthy of a frame using embroidery and crochet threads.

What unusual item will you stitch next?


A Midsummer Stitcher’s Dream

Monday, July 29, 2013

It’s midsummer and time is flying by…  I hope everyone has been enjoying the season, taking a dream vacation, and toting a stitching project along with your on your travels.

DMC has made it easy to take a project along with you as you enjoy your fun in the sun at the lake, beach, while camping, or even in your own back yard by creating these super take-along organizers and stitcher’s accessories.

The Stitchbow Needlework Travel Bag will keep your needlework supplies safe and organized while traveling. It’s a favorite amongst stitchers and crafters.

A matching Magnetic Needle Case keeps your needles securely stored, and ready when you need them.

Staying home and relaxing for your vacation? Our Armchair Needlework Organizer keeps everything you need to stitch your next project right at your fingertips.

The organizer includes a removable pin cushion, a button to hold loose thread and a snap loop to hold your scissors. Also comes with large pockets to store your floss, designs and stitching supplies.

All three items are made from our pretty, summery turquoise fabric and are available in the Accessories section of the DMC Store on our web site.

Looking for a project to stitch this summer? These two seaside-themed projects are perfect for taking along with you on a trip. Select the Three Fish Pattern, or the Blue Sampler, gather your threads and supplies and tuck them into your travel bag, and you’re good to go!

Please note: The patterns are from the Club DMC area of the web site, and larger images are not available.

Happy travels!


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