Friday, March 20, 2009


I have been so interested in the many aspects of the Vintage Embroidery sites. Floresita has a blog of her own, a Flickr group that has a blog called Feeling Stitchy. There is so much information that I have a hard time getting through it all. I will find a site link and veer off to it and then forget to go back to where I was.

I was looking through the posts on Feeling Stitchy reading about wool and I found a link to a website that sells wool and all aspects of wool embroidery called Vintage Vogue. She carries acrylic felt, wool blends and felted wool. It is all beautiful. She also has a blog called Nostalgic Needle Art. The best I can tell, January, 2008, Janet of California decided to start posting Crazy Quilt Blocks that include a section revealing a vintage postcard. You print off the pattern onto fabric by using a fabric printer sheet or making your own by pressing fabric to freezer paper. You use this as your foundation and fill in the sections around the image with fabrics and then embelish with lace, ribbons, beads, and of coure, beautiful embroidery stitches. Janet sells all of these wonderful things that you need over on her website --Vintage Vogue--.

This is the Easter block that I printed. The little basket you see on the pattern is to show you the placement of a "finding".

Here is the picture of her block. She sells the "findings" you will see on her block (I didn't know what that was either, but it is the jewelry you see on her block) and also tells you how to give brass an antique look so you can use items you have on your blocks. She gives you a tutorial in case you need a little help getting started. Then each month a new block with an appropriate postcard center.

This is the Easter block that I printed off. The small basket you see printed on the pattern shows the placement of a finding.

I have had in mind to make a crazy quilt block for practising my embroidery stitches. This is perfect. Thanks to Janet over at Vintage Vogue.



Kathy said...

GET OUT OF MY HEAD!!!! OMG, I've been hanging out over at Feeling Stitchy my big self!!!!

I am LOVING this embroidry. THat's all I want to do!

Have a good weekend.

Rhonda said...

Not it!

Patty said...

Thanks for the link to Vintage Vogue! I'll have to check that one out. It's so easy to get lost in all the great blogs and sites out there, isn't it? I wish I could remember what I did before I discovered craft blogs.

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