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Ideas for organizing embroidery floss to prevent your needlework box getting in a tangled mess. Lots of ideas and solutions for embroidery floss storage
Arlington Court's needlework collection is extensive. Enjoy these photos of my favorite pieces on display.
Feather stitch is a simple embroidery stitch. See how to use it for stems, coral, seaweed, branches and more in this step by step embroidery tutorial
Learn how to add shading to your blackwork embroidery using two different techniques, while stitching this picture depicting a pair of pears
Struggling to chose hand embroidery stitches for the lines in a design? Here are some ideas for you
Learn how to use Split stitch in multiple ways in your embroidery projects
The history of Redwork Embroidery and the techniques involved in this easy form of needlework
ack in 1930 Helen Whiteford wrote a list of the current prices of her hand embroidery supplies in her school exercise book. It makes interesting reading in today's times!
Continuing my overview of embroidery history from the 16th to the 19th century
Learn Stumpwork Embroidery techniques including padding with felt, raised embroidery stitches, adding slips and creating wired needlework petals
Your free bullion stitch master class. See how to make bullion roses, strawberries and flowers with it here
The couching stitch can be used in many different types of hand embroidery. Take a look at these examples and give it a try yourself
How to use waste canvas to cross stitch on your clothes and other items. Full instructions
Time to try counted cross stitch on linen or evenweave fabrics? Learn about the advantages over Aida and how to determine the finished project size.
Showing the effect different needlepoint fibers can make to a design. Photographs of my students work help to illustrate this
Needlepoint patterns that use textured needlepoint stitches and over-dyed threads make up the Textures to Dye for range
Information on cutwork embroidery designs and cutwork techniques. How to produce a stunning heirloom in whitework
Hardanger embroidery - An introduction to this whitework technique from Norway. Learn how to stitch it following a series of free hardanger lessons
Are embroidery hoops essential? How do you use them and which are the best - metal or wooden embroidery hoops? Read on to find out...
Learn the correct way to work chevron stitch embroidery and discover interesting new ways to use it in your next needlework project
Learn the difference between a Colonial Knot and a French Knot stitch in embroidery
Hi Carol, I have just discovered your website and find it very useful! Much easier to understand than kit instructions. Currently, I am stitching a stamped
The first step in our hand embroidery for beginners course, learn how to embroider names and letters, using a variety of embroidery stitches
Learn how to cross stitch with simple instructions. Learn how to read a chart, what the symbols mean, where to start and how to finish off
Whitework embroidery includes many different techniques - reticella, richelieu, cutwork, broderie anglaise, schwalm, hedebo, needlelace and hardanger
Learn how and where to use fractional stitches in your cross stitch. Half cross stitch, 3/4 and 1/4 stitches can help add detail to a design
Tips for using embroidery floss, including separating strands, how many strands to stitch with, starting and finishing off
Simple embroidery stitches for small flowers - ideas and videos showing how to stitch them
A Guide to choosing fabric for counted thread embroidery. Including cross stitch fabric, evenweave fabrics and linen embroidery fabric
I just purchased a pattern that is calling for stitch on 32 count, (I don't know what that means) Misty blue linen. I could not find this, so i purchased
Learn about pulled thread embroidery, an exciting form of whitework embroidery where the threads are pulled to form a pretty lacy effect
I am new to embroidery. I couldn't even sew a button to a shirt 6 months ago. I don't own a sewing machine, and I want to embroider a message onto a piece
Join me, as I make a crazy quilt block - step by step photos showing how to foundation piece your crazy quilt with flip and stitch
Embroidery supplies you need to get started - embroidery scissors, embroidery hoops, frames, stands, lights and magnifiers.
With so many different needlework techniques to choose from on this site, how do you know which embroidery needles you need? Let me help...
Master the basic embroidery stitches, then create beautiful embellishments for your garments, home decorating items, and craft projects
Use this handy cross stitch calculator will determine the finished design size of your pattern if you change to a different fabric count
I've just finished a large beauty and the beast cross stitch (it's beautiful) I just wondered if you could offer some advice or tips. The back stitch/outline
One of the first steps in learning how to do blackwork is the outlining. Do all blackwork designs need outlines?
Follow along with this thread painting tutorial, and learn how to use long and short stitch to shade an embroidered flower
I am often asked if I use cross stitch software to design. I do now and this is my story of how I started designing needlework
Do you have trouble finding your needlework supplies? Ever bought the same thread twice? Learn how to organize your stash
This stem stitch tutorial covers the basic stitch, raised stem and portuguese knotted stem. Videos explain how to work the stitches.
How to embroider a leaf - ideas for different stitches that you can use
Rayon embroidery thread can add shine to your work. Some tips for using rayon fibres in your stitching
Blackwork needlework doesn't have to be stitched in black! These blackwork windmills by Carol Leather are worked in three shades of blue
Blackwork isn't just for pictures to hang on the wall, blackwork samplers can be made into gorgeous cushions/pillows as these designs show
Dragon cross stitch. Download now and start stitching these dramatic dragon cross stitch pieces to add the perfect finishing touch to your wall.
Simple blackwork Christmas designs to download and stitch for cards, coasters or decorations. Choose from star, bell, robin or blackwork angel patterns