Cross-stitching and other needlework arts were largely the domain of women in the early ages. Tapestries adorned cold castle walls, while delicate embroidery on garments and furnishings were desired by the lord and lady of the manor. The first fashion houses in the 19th century employed legions of talented and often overworked women to decorate haute couture for the more economically advantaged. Continue reading
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It all started with a pattern I designed for my amazing, wonderful, independent-minded daughter.
While I was stitching this pattern, I was intrigued by the idea of “spreading the word” by making it available to other mothers and daughters. My intelligent and entrepreneurial offspring was already selling her own designs on Etsy, so I decided to make it available in the same fashion.