Dimensional Embroidery


Loretta's Custom Stitchery

Brazilian Embroidery Designs
Needlelace Designs
Stumpwork Designs
PDF Designs
Resource Links
Order Form


Dimensional Embroidery has been my passion for many years. I have used many techniques to achieve dimension in my needlework.  Stumpwork, which incorporates separate wired design elements to create the dimension, is one of my favorites.  I also use wired edges on needlelace to create dimensional elements.  The many stitches of Brazilian embroidery are used, as well as fused, painted and shaped silk flowers.  Several of my designs are worked on hand-dyed silk backgrounds, some are worked on evenweave linen with pulled thread backgrounds, and some are stitched on photo printed background fabrics.   I have been designing and teaching dimensional embroidery for over 30 years.  I've been an active member of the Needle Arts Guild of Puget Sound for over 30 years, the Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery International Guild, Inc. since it's inception in 1992, as well as the International Organization of Lace, Inc., and Lacemakers of Puget Sound. 

I strive to share the many dimensional embroidery techniques and designs I've learned and created with others in the form of books, designs, and classes. If you have a group that would be interested in classes, please contact me. 

Please look through the design pages to see what I have created.  I hope you will find something of interest and decide to buy. 

I'm trying something new to me now in 2010.  I am offering some designs as PDF files that will be emailed you upon receipt of payment.  You will find them now in the "PDF Designs" section.  This is not an automatic emailing like the Pay Pal confirmation.  I must do it personally, so it probably will take at least 24 hours, more of course if I'm out of town.  These PDF files will include full color photos of the project, traceable design, and full instructions.  They are being offered at lower prices than the designs printed on fabric and mailed to you.  Not only do you save the extra cost of the fabric print, but also the shipping.  The down side is that you must find and purchase suitable fabric yourself and transfer the design to the fabric.  File sizes should be about 1 MB each.  I'd really like to hear some feedback from you on this new project.  Do you like it?  Do you have ideas of how to improve it? 

Check out the instructions section for basic techniques and stitches used in these designs.  I will add to this area as instructions are completed.  If you have any questions about products or embroidery techniques, I would be happy to try to answer them. 

This site is set up for sales through Pay Pal, and all your financial transactions will be on their secure servers.  If you would prefer to print off an order form and mail it to me with a check, a printable form is included.  If you have any questions about ordering, please e-mail me.  My husband is retired and we travel frequently, so there is no one home to mind the business at these times.  Please be patient if your order does not arrive quickly.  When I am home, orders are filled within 24 hours; otherwise, orders will be filled upon my return -- usually within 3 weeks or less.

I have experienced some problems with the PayPal shopping cart when using Internet Explorer as the browser, but most people do not.  If you happen to experience difficulty, contact me via email or phone, or try opening my website with another browser. 

Loretta Holzberger

Contact Information

Loretta's Custom Stitchery, Loretta Holzberger, Owner
Mailing Address: 13701 123rd St. E., Puyallup, WA 98374
Telephone: (253) 845-5984
E-mail Address: LHolzberger@comcast.net


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