CHA Summer 2011: Trend Spotting Embroidery and Needlework

We spotted lots of stitching at CHA!

Dimensions by EK Success has cool new embroidery kits designed by Claudine Hellmuth:

These are transfer pattern packs that include 19 charming themed designs. A selection of embroidery floss is included.

Each design can be transferred multiple times.

I was pretty excited to see crewelwork kits by Dimensions at EK Success.

Crewel is a tapestry embroidery worked in wool yarn on a sturdy fabric. These kits include needles, wool, and background fabric. These patterns are modern and fun.

Dimensions also has fun projects for the holidays using felt applique and embroidery stitches.

And for traditional stitchers, Dimensions has detailed cross stitch and needlepoint kits:

Such detailed stitching!

Look at the embroidery on the very appealing felt supplies from Handbehg Felts:

Handbehg has kits for fiber enthusiasts too:

They have lovely hand felted balls in a variety of sizes.

They even sell little natural acorn tops in case you forgot to collect them yourself last fall and can’t wait to have your own pot of colorful acorns:

Panchakanya Nepal Enterprises also has thick natural felted wool in appealing colors for your projects.

I like these beaded applique squares:

and these embroidered felt beads:

Bucilla Craft, by Plaid Enterprises, has offered seasonal needlecraft kits and patterns for more than a century.

Traditional cross stitch is very meditative!

We R Memory Keepers offers innovative tools to make it easy to embroider on your paper and card projects.

They have the Sew Easy in this nice kit with a colorful variety of threads:

Now they have the new Sew Stamper. You can get the look of stitching with a simple rolling stamp.

We R Memory Keepers Sew Ribbon tool really makes an impression:

With this tool, magnets allow for placement anywhere on the page. Use the piercing tool and the guides to punch through even extra thick cardstock.

They have a nifty plastic sticky needle that makes sewing paper with ribbon or twine super easy:

Ready to get stitching? I am!

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8 Responses to CHA Summer 2011: Trend Spotting Embroidery and Needlework

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    ~amy~ July 22, 2011 at 7:29 am #

    ugh…I feel a new hobby brewin’….those Crewelwork kits are absolutely fabulous!

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    catnap July 22, 2011 at 10:01 am #

    Love the felt

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    aloha37 July 22, 2011 at 1:22 pm #

    How cool…love where they have taken this. I also love the felt. So beautiful!! Can’t wait ot get my hands on some of this to play with!

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    aloha37 July 22, 2011 at 1:29 pm #

    I also see this as some great christmas presents. A new twist on the old. Would really love to get a hold of some of these kits. Love them!

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    KRT July 22, 2011 at 2:21 pm #

    Felt is one of my new loves. I am crazy about all the colors and textures!

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    Chriss Blagrave July 22, 2011 at 2:31 pm #

    Absolutely STUNNING Peace on Earth dear! Love all of the colours on the felts section…yummy!

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    Sherry of 3 Bears Designs July 22, 2011 at 6:47 pm #

    Oh my gosh, have I been missing out or what. I love the felt, I love the kits… I feel a empty bank account coming on. The sew easy well looks like something I could do! I would love to have some new things to play with.

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    claudine hellmuth July 25, 2011 at 6:44 pm #

    thanks for blogging about the new embroidery kits! I am excited about this new line with EK!