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I'm going to be hand-stitching some designs on an afghan as a gift. I've done it once before by stitching on a separate piece and then attaching the fabric
I am truly intrigued by this craft and want to learn. Can I use Aida Cross Stitch fabric to learn or does it have to be Hardanger fabric? Hi Cyndi,
With so many different needlework techniques to choose from on this site, how do you know which embroidery needles you need? Let me help...
Looking for free redwork embroidery patterns? Why not start here with this cute mother hen design
How to do blanket stitch - learn all about this versatile embroidery stitch and how to use it from floral sprays to crisp whitework
Learn Stumpwork Embroidery techniques including padding with felt, raised embroidery stitches, adding slips and creating wired needlework petals
Learn more about the embroidery scissors you should have in your sewing kit and how to use and care for them properly
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
Instructions for using a laying tool (or trolley needle) to produce embroidery stitches that lay neatly side by side
This herringbone stitch embroidery tutorial from Carol Leather gives step-by-step instructions with pictures along with variations to the basic stitch
Choosing needlepoint stitches for a design - tips and suggestions to make it easier
How to use couching stitch to add beautiful textured fibers, ribbons, braids or cords to your hand embroidery projects, simply and quickly
Feather stitch: a simple step by step hand embroidery tutorial with attractive variations for floral designs, coral, seaweed and more
Learn how to stitch rhodes stitch and its variations. Photos and diagrams show how its done and what it looks like in various threads
A selection of hand embroidery stitches that are ideal for outlining shapes or stitching stems, branches, twigs, vines and even seaweed.
This stem stitch tutorial covers the basic stitch, raised stem and portuguese knotted stem. Videos explain how to work the stitches.
I am going to embroider a design on black fabric. Someone told me to use fusible paper to draw my pattern, then iron it to the fabric, and do the embroidery
Choose from cross stitch or embroidery - let your creativity shine through & create beautiful items to last a lifetime! No matter which you choose, have fun
Blackwork and cross stitch lacemaker designs by Carol Leather, to download straight away
Find the answers to your cross stitch questions while learning all there is to know about this counted needlework technique.
Let me help you learn how to embroider, with step by steps and free designs to start you off.
Tried crazy quilt embroidery yet? Simple stitches are used to decorate this traditional needlework to stunning effect.
This surprising strawberry is made with lazy daisy stitch, although you would never guess at first glance.
A guide to the different types of embroidery stitches grouped by the way they are worked, with links to full instructions for each.
Free cross stitch patterns that are quick and easy. Learn how to cross stitch with these simple designs from Carol Leather
Hardanger embroidery - An introduction to this whitework technique from Norway. Learn how to stitch it following a series of free hardanger lessons
An introduction to bargello needlepoint. How to use colour to its full effect in this lovely form of canvas work.
How to use waste canvas to cross stitch on your clothes and other items. Full instructions
Included in our free hardanger patterns is this sweet Christmas card. Simple to stitch with no cutting, you will have it finished in no time
Blackwork embroidery patterns by Carol Leather to download and stitch.
Use this handy cross stitch calculator will determine the finished design size of your pattern if you change to a different fabric count
Looking for free blackwork charts with beginner instructions? You've found them!
Thread painting tutorial - learn how to add shading to your embroidery with long and short stitch
Learn how to do blackwork embroidery with Carol Leather. Find instructions, patterns and ideas for this, and lots of other types of needlework
Step back in time with these lovely blackwork figures through the ages from regency, through Edwardian into the 20th century
Try Rice Stitch - one of the simple needlepoint stitches that you can use to give many different effects
I can not make this work for the life of me.
Needlepoint patterns that use textured needlepoint stitches and over-dyed threads make up the Textures to Dye for range
Learn 2 types of Fishbone stitch to add to your range of basic embroidery stitches
How to embroider a leaf - easy ways to make leaves that look like the real thing in your next stitching project
Simple embroidery stitches for small flowers - ideas and videos showing how to stitch them
The best way to stitch a French knot without getting in a tangle. These clear instructions and video will show you how its done
Master the basic embroidery stitches, then create beautiful embellishments for your garments, home decorating items, and craft projects
Hi, I've just started embroidery and I use the cloth with printed pattern type. My current pattern has a half moon filled in with a back stitch around
Learn hardanger embroidery step by step. Stitch our free hardanger patterns with full instructions with this series of lessons
Master chain stitch embroidery today and have lots of variations to play with.
Do you know how to make a blackwork pattern from a photo? From Carol, Lisa, I don't know of software that will do this automatically for you. Some programs
The first step in our hand embroidery for beginners course, learn how to embroider names and letters, using a variety of embroidery stitches
Blackwork needlework doesn't have to be stitched in black! These blackwork windmills by Carol Leather are worked in three shades of blue