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Hand Dyed Neck Scarf Style Guide :: French Bandana

There are so many ways to style one of our Hand Dyed Neck Scarves, and this way might be my favorite. It is so simple, but looks like you really know what you are doing!  French Bandana 1. Fold the scarf in half to make a large triangle.  2. Begin to roll the scarf from the longest side.  3. Roll about halfway down the scarf.  4. Wrap the scarf around the back of your neck with the long, unrolled part in front.  5. Wrap the two corners around your neck and tie into a small knot in the front of the scarf over the portion that is laying in the front.    We love this scarf paired with off-the-shoulder tops...

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Hand Dyed Neck Scarf Style Guide :: The Petite Knot

Now that you have your new Hand Dyed Neck Scarf from Thistle and Thread, it's time to start styling! We have put together this handy style guide to get the ideas flowing when it comes to complementing your already amazing style.  Up first: The Petite Knot.  This little French-inspired cutie is meant to be styled using any of Petite Silk Scarves.  1. Fold your scarf in half, length-wise. You want it to make a big triangle. Then you will  2. Begin rolling the scarf into a long rectangle.  3. Tie the scarf around your neck with a double knot and place the knot on the side of your neck.  We love this scarf paired with off-the-shoulder tops and thin straps....

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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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