Book Research: Embroidery & Other Needle Arts

by | Feb 4, 2019

Yup, it’s book research time for another storyline within the MAGIC-verse and the research includes drooling over image after image of the most gorgeous embroidery and other styles of needlework.

My maternal grandmother, Dorothy, bought me my first embroidery kit. She was a professional seamstress and was the one who taught me how to sew. My other grandmother, Martha, taught me to darn socks and crochet. I haven’t darned a sock in a long time but it’s a skill at least one upcoming character will have.

Michele Carragher is the official embroiderer for the TV show, Game of Thrones.

Elin Thomas makes embroideries of…bacteria in petri dishes!

Humayrah Bint Altaf creates stunning insects.


If you are new to the world of embroidery, this website–Stitcharama–has short tutorials¬†and sells kits and transfers. Start simple!




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