Welcome to the long thread, a blog about crafts: how to make them, where to buy them, what’s new, etc.

I’m a mother of two girls and I own a small sewing and embroidery business, which you can view here: www.monarchmonograms.com. In our world of mass production it’s nice to take the time to make (or simply appreciate) handcrafted goods. As a mother and someone who cares about the environment, I feel much better knowing where and how the objects in my home were created.

I’ll be looking for new crafts to try and will pass along instructions and photos of those that turn out well. I’ll also feature new finds from independent designers and crafters. Want to pass along some tips? Please send your ideas/photos/links to me at thelongthread@gmail.com.

Thanks for looking and please check back soon!