Happy Spring! I am so glad that winter is done and now we have longer days, warm sunshine, and all the flowers ahead. ☀️ I love this particular design of mine. The petals of the poppies have a topographical map of the California town that holds my heart. I have the same ones on the back of my favorite jacket. ☀️ This 6 inch hoop was freehand embroidered with vintage threads on black Aida clothe. $45 + shipping DM to claim . . . . . . . #lilpricksneedlewerks #poppies #spring #firstdayofspring #poppy #goldenpoppy #embroidery #embroideryart #embroiderywork #nicegirlsneedleclub #freehandembroidery #vintage #embroiderylove #handembroidery #modernembroidery #modernembroiderymovement
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Happy spring equinox everyone! To celebrate I’ll be hanging out at @apollocinema for a small market and showing of Stardust. Doors open at 6pm. I will have a few of these little 3’’ snowdrop flower hoops with me. I hear they are useful in protecting yourself from witches and spells. See you tonight! Link to more info in my profile. #leighinstitches . . . #kwawesome #dtklove #apollocinema #stardustmovie #nicegirlsneedleclub #modernembroidery #embroideryinstaguild
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#marchmeetthemaker #day20 is design process: more often than not I'm inspired by a quote rather than imagery. I choose fonts based on how I want the quote to feel once it's stitched- usually it's cursive or strong block letters, but I've started branching out. Once I have the quote, then I usually end up doodling the flowers and leaves or banners and scrolls around it. When I'm happy with the design, I clean it up in Adobe Illustrator and print out a template. After that, I chose fabrics and floss colors (my favorite part), then on to tracing and stitching! ° ° shop link in bio ° ° ° ° ° ° #thethreadedneedleco #embroidery #embroideryhoop #embroideryart #embroideryartist #embroideryhoopart #hoopart #handembroidery #modernembroidery #contemporaryembroidery #feministart #handmade #etsy #etsyaddict #etsyshop #etsysellers #etsymaker #embroideryinstaguild #makersmovement #makersgonnamake #nicegirlsneedleclub #stitchersofinstagram #fuckyeahembroidery #handmadewithjoann #makeitwithmichaels #dmcthreads #dmcembroidery
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Lucky Cat hoops in the shop now 😸
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Spring is here and I just want to stitch all the florals 💐 What do you want to see stitched up next? • • #ihavethisthingwiththread #floralembroidery #butts #springishere #perlecotton
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Slooooow progress on my little cat design. I keep getting side tracked by other ideas! How do you stitch? One piece at a time, or tons of projects all at once?
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Happy spring!!!! 🚲 💐 🌞 #ihaveathingwiththread #nicegirlsneedleclub #cro#crosstitchlove #crosstitch
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[How it’s made] #MarchMeetTheMaker All my embroidery designs start with sketches. I have always been a Pen-to-paper kind of girl and it is the most intuitive and natural process for me. Once I am ready with my sketches, I clean lines and play with colors with my iPad. Choosing colors is always the HARDEST part for me! I can take forever... when I am happy with the idea I bring it to life, et voilà! #createmakeshare #doitfortheprocess #nicegirlsneedleclub #dmcembroidery #dmcthreads #dmcfrance #embroiderykit #homedecor #frenchmango #broderie #faitmain #marieclaireidees #alittlemarket #molliemakes #dmclover #embroideryaddict #abmcrafty #modernembroiderymovement #makersgonnamake #craftposure #createeveryday #flashofdelight #thatsdarling #calledtobecreative #handmadeparade #creatorslane #waketomake #frenchmangokit #embroideryfreepattern
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