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Introducing Carolyn Bloom - Embroidery on Knitting

Introducing Carolyn Bloom - Embroidery on Knitting

Introducing Carolyn Bloom, the talent behind Bloom Handmade Studio. I spotted her embroidery on knitting technique and fell in love instantly. I was so excited that the questions just started falling out of my face uncontrollably. LOL! Keep reading t

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WORDS MATTER!

WORDS MATTER!

We are in an unprecedented period here in the USA and throughout the world.  Never have words we speak and write mattered so much.  Conversations between family members and friends, by politicians and activists and the breath of comments on

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Sajou Threads - An Update

Sajou Threads - An Update

Stitching is a slow and mindful craft.  In August of 2019 I started a needlepoint piece using four of the popular Sajou threads collections:  Retors du Nord (cotton), Laine St. Pierre (wool/poly blend), Tonkin (metallic/poly blend) and Sajo

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Sajou Threads - A Needlepoint Work in Progress

Sajou Threads - A Needlepoint Work in Progress

How do you choose threads for a needlepoint piece?  Some people love working with wool or cotton.  Others love the shine of silk or the sparkle of metallics.  Of course each kind of thread has it's special place and application. 

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Beth Wiksen - Cross-Stitch Artist Extraordinaire!

Beth Wiksen - Cross-Stitch Artist Extraordinaire!

Below you can see some of the other projects that Beth has stitched for us.  And her current work in progress is the small cushion called Coquecigrues!                        &nbsp

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Slow, and Steady Stitches

Many of you know that knitting has been a big part of my life.  I can knit with most sized needles although I love anything larger than a US size 10.  I can knit in the dark or without looking as long as the stitch pattern is in my hands an

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Embroidery Across Centuries and Continents

Embroidery Across Centuries and Continents

We are so fortunate to have examples of embroidery through the ages.  The Cleveland Museum of Art as well as other museums have generously made photographic files available of pieces in their collections.  The CMA is a treasure trove of gre

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Let a Photograph Be Your Guide

Many of us like to create our own patterns and images to stitch but are afraid of the blank fabric, canvas or stitching surface.  We recently started working with Stick n Stitch, a water-soluble sheet that has a mild sticky back.  You

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A Love for Embroidered Clothing

A Love for Embroidered Clothing

Hand embroidery on clothing is a big draw for us.  We love the colors and textures that artists create using clothing as their canvas.  You can see so many wonderful examples on Pinterest and Etsy.  We are fans of Johnny Was and their

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Weekly Spotlight | Introducing Urban Elements

Weekly Spotlight | Introducing Urban Elements

It is a pleasure to introduce you to Kimberly Richards, the talent behind Urban Elements. Kimberly was born in Portland, Jamaica on November 23, 1989 and moved to Houston, Texas in 2003 with her mother and 3 siblings (one sister and two brothers

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Stitched into History

Stitched into History

If you are like most crafters, your favorite craft was handed down by a family member. You may or may not have continued the craft, but there is something about embroidery, needlepoint, sewing, knitting or crocheting that reminds you of family. 

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Feature of the week | Swan Scissors

Feature of the week | Swan Scissors

Sajou is famous for the quality and variety of scissors they offer. We are proud to carry the largest selection in the North America. Today we are featuring the Swan Scissors. Not only are they beautiful, they are inspired by the Charles X era. These

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Sewing Boxes!

Sewing Boxes!

One of my favorite places is the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.  The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art and design, housing a permanent collection of over 2.3 million objects that span over 5,000 years of human creativity.

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The GG Embroidery Collection

The GG Embroidery Collection

We are so excited about our new collaboration with Gaye Glasspie, avid knitter and embroidery enthusiast!  Many crafters know her as GG and she blogs about all of her favorite knitting and embroidery projects.  We all know her favorite colo

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Laurel Izard - Fantastic Embroideries

Laurel Izard - Fantastic Embroideries

We are so pleased to present the work of Laurel Izard here at Très Chic Stitchery.  Laurel has been living and making art in Michigan City for over twenty years. She received her BA from the Northern Illinois University, majoring in

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Linen, Linen, Linen

Linen, Linen, Linen

At Très Chic Stitchery we love embroidering on linen.  We have linen fat quarters in 30 colors and tea towels in a dozen shades, all from Maison Sajou.  These French linen fabrics are all 32 count and are also found in the Sajou k

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Introducing Lauren Holton of Lark Rising Embroidery

Introducing Lauren Holton of Lark Rising Embroidery

On a daily basis I scroll through Instagram to find inspiration. The day I came across Lauren was definitely a good day. I am thrilled to be able to introduce you to this super talent. Hi Lauren, would you do us the honor of introducing yourself

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Barbara Jurgs Koppang - The Oddest Goddess

Barbara Jurgs Koppang - The Oddest Goddess

                                                     Over ten years ago I was at a show and met this wonderful woma

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And a fun stitching time was had by all!

And a fun stitching time was had by all!

On Saturday, October 21, we had our first workshop on Spontaneous Stitching enthusiastically taught by Christine Mauersberger.  Nine of us learned new techniques for stitching mindfully and creatively.  Each person came from a differen

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Karen Paust and Her Magnificent Beading!

Karen Paust is inspired by bugs, butterflies, plants and the natural world around her.  Some of her favorite artists include Paul Klee, Georgia O'Keefe, Pierre Bonnard, Magdalena Abakonowicz, Ruth Asawa and Joyce Scott.  Quite a range of st

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Needles, Needles and More Needles

Needles, Pins and Buttons!Needles, needles, needles....we all use them, but are we using the right ones for the right jobs? Our needle offerings from Maison Sajou are growing by the day and we are so excited about the new styles and the opportunity

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Ruth Miller - Upcoming Shows

Ruth Miller - Upcoming Shows

We are big fans of Ruth Miller and her fascinating embroidered portraits. She was our featured artist this past February. Ruth's work will be featured in two upcoming shows. Go see this work if you are in the area. If you are unfamiliar with Ruth you

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The Elegant Embroidery of Kirsten Chursinoff

Inspired by the natural environment of Canada's west coast, Vancouver native Kirsten Chursinoff's embroideries are detailed images of butterflies, birds and gorgeous flowers.  We are so pleased to feature her this month in our artist profile. &n

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Heidi Zielinski - Fiber Into Art - Quilter

Heidi Zielinski - Fiber Into Art - Quilter

Heidi Zielinski loves the touch and feel of fabric and the infinite possibilities for combining color, line and texture when creating her quilts.  She loves how quilting the layers creates texture and shadow on the quilt surface.  She uses

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Christine Mauersberger - Artist of the Month for April

I am so very pleased to introduce one of Ohio's own textile artists, Christine Mauersberger.  Christine uses a variety of materials in her work from new silk and linen to worn pieces she finds in resale shops.  She loves to give new life to

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Places for Inspiration - Textile Artist Resources

Places for Inspiration - Textile Artist Resources

March came upon us and we have been traveling to shows and meeting with retail partners.  Along the way we missed curating our next Artist of the Month.  So its a good time to share some of the resources we use find out what artists are up

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Ruth Miller - Embroidered Portraiture

Our featured artist series has given me the opportunity to be in touch with wonderful fiber artists, and now I am so very pleased to tell you about Ruth Miller who creates exquisite embroidered portraiture.  New York City native Ruth Miller, who

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Featured Embroidery Artist - Danielle Clough

At Tres Chic Stitchery we are interested in new techniques and artists with unique points of view expressed through stitches.  We will be featuring an artist each month and sharing their backgrounds and thoughts.  Our first artist is from S

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Stitching a Postcard - Favorite Memories

Stitching a Postcard - Favorite Memories

Postcards are so much fun.  They take us back to places we've been or where loved ones and friends have visited. We have postcards written by relatives who have traveled far and wide, some with messages that are typical "wish you were here" or o

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Needles for All Occasions

Needles for All Occasions

There are so many different needles and choosing the right one for the type of work you are doing can make a HUGE difference in your enjoyment of the needlework experience.  Sewing, Crewel, Embroidery, Tapestry, Chenille, Milliners, Beading, Rib

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Generational Gifts of Needlepoint and Cross-Stitch

When I was growing up my mother and grandmother always had needlework projects in process.  My grandmother was an expert in needlepoint, cross- stitch and knitting.  Her needlepoint works can be found in many of our family members' homes, &

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Welcome to Trés Chic Stitchery!

We are pleased to welcome you to our new website, Trés Chic Stitchery.  Our main focus is to provide our customers with beautiful, exquisite products for sewing, cross-stitch, needlepoint and embroidery.  You will find a great selection of

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