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Punto Antiquo Pincusions

A Punto Antico Biscornu Pincushion to Stitch
by Jeanine Robertson

Punto Antico (antique stitch), a type of Italian drawn-thread work, is thought to have its origins in the Levant. The geometric shapes are said to be inspired by the Arab influence that dominated the island of Sicily for centuries. Numerous traces of this embroidery style are found throughout Italy depicted in paintings and portraits dating back to the fourteenth century. Today, Punto Antico is used in embroideries all over the Italian peninsula. (For more on Punto Antico, visit

Buttons to Embroider and Needle Tat

Buttons to Embroider and Needle Tat
by Christen Brown

Complete instructions for creating elegant handmade buttons using needle tatting and embroidery techniques.

Hardanger Napkin Ring - Project

A Hardanger Napkin Ring to Make
by Karen J. Olsen

Use these step-by-step instructions to create beautiful napkin rings worked in colorful Hardanger embroidery.

Travel Slippers to Needlepoint and Embroider

Travel Slippers to Needlepoint
By Sarah Warren

These soft and comfortable slippers with needlepoint rose motif will soothe your feet after a day of travel and sightseeing. The motifs were stitched on needlepoint canvas with Persian wool and then appliquéd to purchased slippers.

Applique and Embroider a Hand Fan

Appliqué and Embroider a Hand Fan
by Mel Persion

This colorful hand fan will cool you down or make a great wall hanging, especially for a child's room! Web-Exclusive Project.
Embroider a Button Cover

Button Cover to Embroider
Adapted by Susan Strawn Bailey in the January/February 2000 issue.

Create a bright flower button cover while you sample five classic embroidery stitches with silk thread on linen. This project was inspired by "Plain-sewing Samplers" by Deborah Dwyer, also featured in the January/February 2000 issue. Web-Exclusive Project.

Embroider a Hungarian Doily

Embroider a Hungarian Doily
by Donna Fenton

Inspired by the drawings of Bori Kis Jankó, a Hungarian woman who drew embroidery patterns freehand on cloth, this colorful doily is sure to brighten any table. Web-Exclusive Project.

Embroider a Globe

Embroider a Globe
by Nancy Nehring

For some schoolgirls in nineteenth-century America, embroidering a globe was the culmination of their needlework instruction, and it also taught them geography. Our globe is based on globes available between 1800 and 1840. Web-Exclusive Project.


Embroider and Sew a Felt Hat

Embroider and Sew a Felt Hat

Embroider and sew your own felt hat. Web-Exclusive Project

Embroider a Snutki Doily

Embroider a Snutki Doily

What is snutki? Web-Exclusive Project.

Juliette's Medieval Vine

Juliette's Medieval Vine
adapted by Judy Kettner (November/December 1999 issue)

This medieval vine motiff may be embroidered on a collar or cuff, or portions could be placed on a pocket, the flap of a purse, or down the front of a dress or blouse.

Silk Thread Pinkeep to Embroider

Pinkeep to Embroider (1.9 MB)
by Elisabeth Shure (July/August 1995 issue)

This pinkeep project uses silk threads on fine-count linen and features the tree motif peculiar to Nantucket needlework samplers.

Silk Ribbon Guest Book Embroidery Project

Silk Ribbon Guest Book

Shown on page 76 of the May/June 2004 issue, this project utilizes the drama of silk ribbon embroidery to accentuate the elegant background of cream-colored ribbons. Web-Exclusive Project.


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