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And So To Embroider 33 – Designing from My Piece Box

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And So to Embroider bulletin 33 by the NDS

Leaflet 33 in the Needlework Development Scheme’s series “And So To Embroider” includes many projects to make from small amounts of fabric. These projects include:

  • A rag doll (this section of the leaflet has been edited)
  • A log cabin patchwork kettle or pot holder
  • Wrist pincushion
  • English paper pieced patchwork – a cushion with applied patchwork
  • Felt ball
  • A Threefold needle book

New embroidery stitches introduced in bulletin 33 are knotted buttonhole stitch and wheatear stitch

 Download “And So To Embroider” bulletin 33

Modern Tutorials

English Paper Piecing

English paper piecing part 1 from Red Handed scissors. (Note: Haley glues the fabric to the template while I prefer to either sew through the template or use ones that have a hole in the middle and pin them. Use whichever method works for you).

English paper piecing part 2: Sewing the hexies together

Doll Making

Since I edited the original leaflet, here are some additional tutorials that will be helpful.

Making a Yarn Wig for Rag Dolls

How to Make Yarn Hair for a Rag Doll by Quaint and Quirky. This is the technique I often use to make doll’s hair.

How to Make an Infinity Dress to Fit Any Doll by Lomi’s Playground

I thought this looked like fun 🙂

Draft a Pattern for Leggings to Fit any Doll by Lomi’s Playground

Make a Circle Skirt for Dolls by Lomi’s Playground

Knotted Buttonhole Stitch – Two Tutorials

Knotted buttonhole stitch tutorial on Pintangle

This video shows the same stitch but Sharon’s Pintangle tutorial includes how to hold the thread to make the stitch neater.

Wheatear Stitch by Ruth’s Embroidery

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