Felicea's Needlework Blog

How to use the Frixion Pen

The Frixion pen is one of our favorite embroidery tools. This smooth gel ink pen not only can write on paper and erase, but can also write on fabric and disappear.

August 27, 2015

Felicea Norman

Stitch of the Week Railroading Stitches

Do you ever admire another stitcher's finished piece and wonder how they got their stitches to lay so flat and perfect? There is a technique called "Railroading" which can help you achieve this flawless stitching look too! When using this technique, the floss is smoothed down with your tapestry needles so that the floss strands lay side-by-side - like the rails of a railroad track.

July 28, 2015

Felicea Norman

Essentials for Hand Embroidery

We've got everything you need to get started on your basic embroidery project in one Hand Embroidery Project Pouch. These are products we find the most handy and useful for beginners AND seasoned stitchers.

August 17, 2015

Felicea Norman

Stitch of the Week Backstitch

Backstitch and its variants stem stitch, outline stitch and split stitch are a class of embroidery and sewing stitches in which individual stitches are made backward to the general direction of sewing.

November 4, 2015

Felicea Norman

Stitch of the Week Cross Stitch

The cross stitch-- This stitch consists of 2 diagonal stitches, which together form a x, or cross.

October 14, 2015

Felicea Norman

Stitch of the Week Algerian Eyes

Here is a quick tutorial on the “Algerian Eye” (also called Algerian Eyelets) which is commonly found in hardanger patterns. It sounds complicated, but is really quite simple and very beautiful. The finished product resembles a simple snowflake or star. Start in the corner by bringing your needle up from the bottom through the hole. (Make sure your thread is secured in the back to prevent pull through.) Count 4 holes (or 2 stitches) diagonally to find the center and push needle down into the hole.

June 1, 2015

Felicea Norman

Big Hair

Introducing NEW Pattern by Twin Stitchers... Big Hair!

August 20, 2015

Felicea Norman

Stitch of the Week French Knots

French Knots can be the bane of a stitcher's existence but once you figure out how to do them, they are really easy, and dare I say, “fun!” With a little practice, anyone can be an expert at French Knots. If all else fails, we'll show you a simple trick to substitute french knots in patterns!

June 8, 2015

Felicea Norman

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