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The July 2008 VEAC is ready for your perusal.
July 08, 2008

Hello, Everyone!

Hello, Everyone!

Here are some of the new articles and crafts now available at Victorian Embroidery and Crafts. Twenty-two (22) new items have been added in June. I'm sure you'll find something of interest to you.

What's New!

Here are just a few articles that have been added recently:
  • Huckaback Embroidery This embroidery is an unusual but easy embroidery. It is not embroidered like most embroidery is. See what I mean at Huckaback Embroidery.

  • Mexican Embroidery This type of embroidery is great for linens or clothing that get a lot of use. See Mexican Embroidery.

  • How to Embroider Flower Stems - Here you can learn about the proper way of embroidering a number of different types of stems. This was obviously a very important subject to Victorian ladies as this type of article was found in numerous ladies' magazines. It is broken down into four (4) sections for easy reading. See How to Embroider Flower Stems.

  • Hemstitching - This is not your everyday simple sewing of hemming an item. This refers to a type of Drawn work. Fabrics and instructions with illustrations will show how to proceed making your own Hemstitched items. See Hemstitching.
New Stitches that have been added.

  • A number of stitches have been added Roman, Fish Net, Spider Web, Blanket, Cretan and Cashmere stitch, just to name a few. Check them out at Embroidery Stitches.

  • Picots Picots are ornamental knotted stitches used in embroidery to decorate edges or borders. Here you will find a number of different types you may want to try. See Picots.



Other News

Finding What You Want Just Got Easier!

You know you have seen it but you can't seem to find it again. Has that happened to you? I know it's happened to me more times than I care to remember. To make sure that doesn't happen to you, I have added a "Search" button in the navigation bar on the left side of each Victorian Embroidery and Crafts page. It is near the bottom of the list of buttons. I'm sure as the site grows, you will find this item more and more valuable.

Here's how it works. You just click on the button and a page comes up giving you two options. One is to search the Victorian Embroidery and Crafts site and the other is to search the World Wide Web. Hopefully my site will have what you are searching for, but if not, it is easy to search the Internet from right where you are. No opening a new browser window or losing your place. It's really quite easy and very convenient. I hope it makes finding the information you are seeking much easier.

And....Last, But Not Least

I'm still working hard finding organizations, classes, etc. for embroidery, knitting, crochet, and other Victorian style crafts. Response has been slow but I do think that once the list gets going, it will grow by leaps and bounds.

If you know of, or can recommend someone, a group, business, etc. that teaches embroidery, knitting, crochet or any other type craft that Victorian ladies' would have enjoyed, please let me know.

To send any information you would like to share, just E-mail me. Keep the questions, comments and answers coming. I love hearing from you.

That's it for this month's e-zine. I hope you find something of interest to you.

With warm regards,

Mary

P.S. - If clicking on a link does not take you to the appropriate page, please cut and paste the link (be sure to get all of it) into your browser. This sometimes happens when the links print on two separate lines in an e-mail.
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