Fearsome Beast Is Perfectly Macabre

If you follow Tangled Up In Floss on Instagram you know that I’m a big Kate Walsh, a.k.a. Fearsome Beast, fan. The first time I came across her work I was immediately smitten. I covet every single piece she’s ever created and I wish I had an iota of her talent. Kate’s tiny macabre embroidery pieces are reminiscent of baroque royal portraits. Her obsession with skulls and crowns make for a collection that evokes a fearsome reality where an undead monarchy presides. The gilded frames and golden halos are a throwback to a time when royals…

Ciara LeRoy Of Pretty Strange Design Is Delightfully OffBeat

I have been the worse at keeping this blog updated. I kept pushing it off, because I wanted to enjoy my summer as much as possible before the second wave of the pandemic hit, which means that I spent the last three months in a lake. Everyday. In a lake. In fact, I went swimming just yesterday. In Canada. Where it’s cold. And it’s only getting colder, which means I’ll have more time to dedicate to this project. I hope. Unless I take up ice fishing and I decide to live the rest of the year…

Get Stitching With These Embroidery Snips!

I own a pair of crane embroidery scissors, because everyone who does embroidery owns them and they are cute as hell. Plus, I love cranes. I’ve been making origami paper cranes since I was a wee lass. I was originally going to include them in this post, but them I found a billion other embroidery scissors that made the cut instead. Which ones are your favourite? Black Spider Witch Scissors from DollymopDandies Gold Rooster Embroidery Scissors from EmbroideryArtbyNat Cat, Owl, & Mermaid Scissors from HolliHandsCreate Guitar Scissors from FracturaDesigns Gold Unicorn Scissors from MyPurpleGrapefruit Owl Eye…

Black Cat Creative Studio Feeds My Obsession With Eyes, Spiderwebs, & The Moon

Things in Canada shut down in March due to covid-19. I was stuck at home with all this time extra time on my hands and I thought to myself “This is the perfect time to start a blog!” *Right.* I was feeling motivated and I somehow convinced myself that it was also the perfect time to take an online university course. *Right, right.* Except by April, work figured out how to do things through Zoom and I suddenly had no more extra free time. Then the Black Lives Matter revolution started to occupy the space in…

Modern Rock N’ Roll Embroidery Kits By VintageMadbyM

Muriel Grimont (a.k.a. VintageMadByM) creates amazing patterns that have a vintage feel: tattoos, skulls, pin ups, and icons like Frida Kahlo are what you’ll find when you visit Muriel’s Etsy shop. VintageMadbyM carries PDF patterns as well as kits. I bought four of Muriel’s kits a couple of years ago and I absolutely loved them. I choose to embroider the Seasonal Tattooed Ladies: They were really fun to make, except for the silver hair on the Autumn Lady. If you embroidery, you know how difficult metallic thread can be to work with. That said, she ended…

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