pewter thread embroidery

What’s On the Sámi Inspired Projects Workbench

What’s On the Sámi Inspired Projects Workbench August is here and we’re moving into the “dog days” of summer. It’s been pretty hot here in Southeastern Minnesota so I’ve been working on several new projects in my sweet air conditioned studio! I’m always developing new ideas for different kits so here are a few new …

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Viking Inspired Bracelets

Viking Inspired Bracelets Every time I teach a class my students inspire me to come up with different variations of braiding and weaving using pewter thread. Here are a couple of projects I’m currently working on that combine Celtic and Nordic influences. This pattern is nicknamed ‘Viking Star’. There’s also this fancy ‘Josephine’  and ‘Viking …

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You’re Going to Love This…..

You’re Going to Love This….. Happy spring (almost!) We are always looking for unique and unusual items to accentuate your designs. Recently our client Paula inquired about the tiny silver beads she was seeing on several bracelet designs online. After a few emails we followed up on her advice to add silver beads to our …

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A History of Tin Thread Embroidery of the Sámi People

A History of Tin Thread Embroidery of the Sámi People We love pewter thread for the distinct and unique properties that make it so wonderful to braid and weave when creating bracelets and necklaces. The coiled thread is soft and holds its shape after years of wear. However, did you know that the use of …

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