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Rediscovering your creative buzz:
modern embroidery for the modern woman

Hello and welcome—I’m so glad you stopped by.

I believe that each one of us has her own creative gift. We have inside us a desire to dream, to discover and then make something we can touch and see and hold. And embroidery is a wonderfully fulfilling way to explore your creative urge to make something real and beautiful.

That’s why I started this project.

Maybe you used to sew or make crafts back in the day, before life got complicated and hectic. Maybe you never picked up a needle and are mystified by what sometimes seems tricky and complex. Maybe you’re beginning to think your hands can be better occupied in real life than in an exclusively digital one.

Whether you want to try something new or refresh your technical skills, or just want to hang out with other stitch-lovin’ types – this is the place.

Rediscovering your creative buzz:
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Basic Stitches – Part 2

A stitcher could be happy using little more than straight stitch. On the other hand, numerous books are out there showcasing an encyclopedic range of stitches—hundreds, thousands? After all embroidery techniques & styles span the globe ….

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The Power of Three

Does anybody actually know how many hand embroidery stitches there are? When I began exploring embroidery I was daunted by the sheer number of stitches I thought I needed to learn.

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 The Magpie Collective blog will serve to inspire readers to engage with their own creativity, support their interest in design and stitchery and provide a framework of tips, simple techniques and encouragement.

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