upcycled blue jeans clutch bag with hand embroidered anchor

Blue Jeans and Anchor

It is summer, time for a bit of nautical touch, isn’t it? So, thinking of a casual clutch bag for a slow and easy evening walk, and looking at friend’s old and torn jeans… (Siniša, thank you for the jeans!) some blue embroidery thread later… jeans and anchor bag! Love, Mare Anchor clutch bag [...]
hand embroidery tutorial chain stitch

Chain Stitch Tutorial

It is hot these days. As it is supposed to be in July:) Do you practice siesta during which you do not do a thing, or are you thinking how to employ your fingers while sitting in a shade? If threads and needles are at hand, I have got a suggestion – let’s do next hand embroidery stitch: chain [...]
handmade fair karlovac june 2012

Handmade Exhibition Karlovac

Seventh Festival of independent culture, Unconquered Town is taking place there days in Karlovac. The festival is organized by Domachi, Association for creative development, and during the festival you can visit movie shows, exhibitions, workshops, performances, open air theatre shows and other [...]
brown linen fabric clutch bag with olive wood heart and hand embroidered heart motif

Love Bags

My friend Olive Tree makes unique jewellery and other thingies from Mediterranean olive wood. I like his work very much. Each piece is beautiful in its own way, it has its own story told by rings and patterns of olive wood. They are beautiful visually, and they are equally beautiful to touch – [...]
hand embroidery tutorial stem stitch contour thread and needle

Stem Stitch Tutorial

I mentioned that I enjoyed hand embroidery workshop I held some weeks ago, as I love embroidery and love to share the craft. I also said that I was going to post tutorials on basic stitches from the workshop, and today I am starting with stem stitch, very simple stitch, most often used for [...]
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