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1.) Finally found this while getting things set up before I crashed. I’ve been l…

1.) Finally found this while getting things set up before I crashed. I’ve been looking for it for a few days and finally found it in a very weird place on the bookshelf (not to mention the completely wrong bookshelf.) Published in 1959 and republished in 1971, it is certainly dated but I still think of it as my encyclopedia. It covers sewing, embroidery, quilting, smocking 😍, needlepoint, rug making, knitting, crochet, tatting and netting, macramé, ‘hand weaving (using a loom in a DIY way, not weaving with your actual hands), sewing for the home, machine embroidery (when decorative machine stitches were still a new thing in home machines), mending and care, and (ugly) gifts to make. 😅 I love it because how much info there is about various ways to sew by hand as well as other sewing know-how that we have simply lost over the decades.
2.) Terminology is another reason this book is so important. Under the mention of the buttonhole stitch it mentions cut-work, a term I had forgotten about. Searching for that on Pinterest I found a tutorial of making battenberg lace BY HAND. 😍 It gave me precisely the info I have been searching for plus the simple additional info on how to do the lace designs.
3.) This is all that was said in the book that came with my sewing machine, but the info is painfully insufficient to even be complete. Why does it not even mention stitch spacing & length??!? 😐 I have had my current sewing machine for 6 years and this this is the first time I understand how to accomplish what is shown, despite getting really excited about it when I first saw it in the book. This is exactly why I want to do my sewing tutorials. It is total B.S. that such easy & useful techniques should be so hard to discover, let alone learn. 😬
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So from all of that and a couple of tutorials I found using embroidery machines, I finally really have a grasp on what I’m trying to do. I also have a few ways of doing things that I’d like to test. 🤓
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This mini project is no longer terrifying me now that I have compiled sufficient information. 😍
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#OCD #Sewing #Needlework #Needlecraft #Embroidery #MachineEmbroidery #HandSewing #DIY #DIYSewing #Spoonie


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