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How You Can Support the Micro Business Movement

  If you follow our page on Facebook then you might have caught the live video I did today about the time that I spent in D.C. this week. I went with a team from Etsy to talk with members of Congress about the issues that face micro businesses. Over 40% of today's workforce is made up of self-employed persons. On Etsy, there are 1.7 million sellers generating over 2.8 billion dollars in gross revenue last year. That is a huge contribution to our economy!  What is a Micro Business?  A micro business is a business that is even smaller than a more traditional Small Business. Mirco businesses are made up of 1-3 people and face challenges that are unique...

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Thistle and Thread Stitch Guide: Stem Stitch

We have been so thrilled to see how the patterns from our Pattern Shop have been used to create such beautiful pieces! Embroidery is such a fun art for us to learn and perfect ourselves, so when we get to teach others how to do the same thing it is so much fun!  To continue the education and spread of all things fiber we are starting a stitch guide series. We include a stitch guide in all of our pattern downloads and embroidery kits, but we thought that it might be helpful to have a video series to accompany it as well for those who are more inclined to visual learning.  We are always looking to help you master embroidery,...

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A Complete List of Modern Embroidery Essentials

To accompany our Pattern Shop that is home to printable PDF designs of all kinds for you to explore your growing love of embroidery, we have created a shopping list of everything that you will need in order to complete your next stitching project, as well as some extras that enhance the project or make it a little bit easier. Most of the materials and supplies can be found at your local craft store, but to make it even easier we have linked to the products on Amazon so that you can shop from home and have everything delivered to your door! If you're anything like us this option will save you lots of money because there's no way to...

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Three Questions on Custom Ordering

  We are always getting requests for custom orders. It makes sense because there are few things someone loves more than a piece of art made specifically for them. And it is this personalized aspect that makes custom pieces so special for us to create.  To make the custom ordering process a little easier, we want to take some time to answer some questions that often come up throughout the process to make things a little easier for you as you create your own custom stitched art piece.  If watching a video is more your style, then use this link to head over to our Facebook page to watch instead of reading. For our readers, let's clear up some commonly asked...

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