Welcome Stitchers and Friends! This blog is about my wee cottage industry: Fearn Abbey Needleworks; and about my own personal stitching adventures. Have a wee look around and see if we can be stitching friends. Thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Christmas Stitches

A few of my Christmas designs are available in the Etsy Shop. This little design features a North-woodsy kind of Santa -- maybe even from Lapland! -- racing across the wintry snow with his reindeer and his little cat helper. The design is available as a downloadable chart, and the model was stitched on 14-count pale blue Aida. The snow is fluffy and done with white Madeira Lana thread.

Hope you are finding time to stitch during the Advent and Christmas seasons!
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Friday, December 11, 2015

Needlewomen and Art

Needlewomen feature quite prominently in fine art. I think, probably more than any other occupation, sewing and needlework are the quintessential feminine arts. In my search for inspiration, I discovered so many beautiful and interesting paintings showing women plying their needles. I love them! As I try to get up and running again, I'm going to share my findings with you all.  NOTE: Mostly I have been on a Google search, and I don't have attributions for all my images. If someone knows what a particular image is, and I don't, please feel free to let me know how to cite it. Thanks!

Meanwhile, please do let me know what you are all working on! I love to hear and see other people's work. 
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Thursday, December 10, 2015

What's Really Going On at Fearn Abbey Needleworks...

Oh my goodness! How behind I am! I have been derailed since July, when my Dear Husband and I went to America. It completely discombobulated me. But friends, I am trying really hard to get back on those tracks. I do have a new design. I am dusting off my needles and threads. I actually have been doing some sewing, and trying to get our home life back in order.

I could really, REALLY use some inspiration. What do you all do when you find you've been away from your stitching for far too long??

Meanwhile, here's a little video of what's been going on at Fearn Abbey Needleworks!

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