Author Archives: Natalie Nettles

Lace Shaping Diamonds

Beautiful lace shapes never go out of style, and they are so much easier to make than one might think. Today I’d like to focus on the lace diamond, as this is one of the simplest lace shapes to make – there is no curving involved, just a series of easy...

“Teaching Beginning Sewing Online Licensing” is Back!

Great news ::: Our Teaching Beginning Sewing Online Licensing Course is coming back Feb. 23 – June 30! Watch Martha’s video invitation and read on to learn more about this teacher licensing opportunity: Our online teacher licensing events are the definition of convenience – you can access the course anywhere, anytime,...

Embroidering Baby Knits by Hand

Can a baby ever have too many soft-and-cuddly knits? From daygowns and onesies to bonnets and bibs, there are so many great and practical items to make for baby’s everyday wear. Whether you choose to make your own (they sew up in a flash on your serger!) or purchase ready-made knits,...

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Hearts & Rose (January 2015 Monthly Designs)

Happy New Year! We are so excited to share our January 2015 Internet Embroidery Club designs with you. The first of the monthly surprises in store for IEC members this year, this collection includes four heart and floral designs that fit your 4×4-inch hoops. Stitch one or more of these designs on a...

Attaching a Button with a Bullion Bud

Designed by Annette Drysdale of Australia, this charming “Sweetie Pie” romper and jacket set is made of pretty pink gingham and crisp white pique. Featured in issue #94 of Australian Smocking & Embroidery, dainty bullion roses are worked across the smocked insert of the romper, and the buttons on the front...

Project How-To: Heirloom Organizer

Is organizing your sewing room one of your New Year’s sewing resolutions? If so, you are going to love this wall organizer designed by our friend Gloria McKinnon! Gloria, who is the owner of Anne’s Glory Box in Newcastle, Australia and who many of you know from her DVDs, books and...

Embroidery Inspiration for the New Year

Happy New Year, friends! With a new year under way, I’m sure many of you are making sewing resolutions – whether you are planning projects, vowing to learn a new technique or promising yourself you’ll finally complete those unfinished projects in the corner of your sewing room. January is a great...

January 2015 IEC Designs are Live

Happy New Year! We are so excited to share our January 2015 Internet Embroidery Club designs with you. The first of the monthly surprises in store for IEC members this year, this collection includes four heart and floral designs that fit your 4×4-inch hoops. Stitch one or more of these designs on a boudoir...

Crazy Patch How To: Looped Cretan Stitch

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Now that the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is winding down, it’s time to get back to what we all love – sewing. I have a great stitch how-to from our dear friend Gloria McKinnon to share with you this week....