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The first step in our hand embroidery for beginners course, learn how to embroider names and letters, using a variety of embroidery stitches
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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
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Master the blanket stitch with our easy-to-follow guide. Perfect for beginners and experts alike. Learn to create neat edges and decorative embroidery today
Continue reading "Discover the Blanket Stitch: Detailed Instructions and Tips"
This beginners needle felting tutorial explains how to create the basic 3D shapes out of wool such as ball, egg and cylinder for use in your sculptures
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Discover expert tips for using embroidery floss, from separating strands to starting and finishing off. Learn how many strands to stitch with for perfect results
Enjoy Celtic cross-stitch? Add a touch of magic to your project and bring the power of the earth, air, fire and water to life with these 4 designs.
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Are embroidery hoops essential? How do you use them and which are the best - metal or wooden embroidery hoops? Read on to find out...
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Using this handy cross stitch calculator will determine the finished design size of your pattern if you change to a different fabric count
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Start your hardanger needlework course here. Learn hardanger over a series of step by step lessons using my free patterns
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Stitch these beautiful oriental blackwork ladies, embellished with metallic thread and seed beads to add some feminine grace to your home
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Learn how to do blackwork embroidery with Carol Leather. Find instructions, patterns and ideas for this, and lots of other types of needlework
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Let me help you learn how to embroider, with step by steps and free designs to start you off.
Find the answers to your cross stitch questions while learning all there is to know about this counted needlework technique.
Explore the timeless art of needlepoint with our beginner's guide. From materials to techniques, we'll help you get started on your stitching journey.
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Blackwork for Beginners - learn this fascinating needlework technique with Carol Leather's book
The Beauty of Redwork Embroidery: From Simple Patterns to Intricate Designs
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Download an embroidery thread conversion chart for DMC to Anchor embroidery floss. Tips for substituting different brands of thread in a design
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An introduction to bargello needlepoint. How to use colour to its full effect in this lovely form of canvas work.
How to choose which stitch to use for your blackwork fill patterns. What to do at the edges of your blackwork design
Wildlife cross stitch patterns to download. Choose from a family of badgers, red foxes, fallow deer or a heron
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We will learn drawn thread work in band 2 of our stitchalong whitework sampler. Find out the difference between pulled work and drawn thread needlework
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The first part of my free white work sampler stitch-a-long
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4 sided stitch, worked diagonally, completes the last band of our whitework sampler
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In our penultimate band on the whitework sampler we are using three sided stitch and ringed back stitch
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Are you stitching along with my white work embroidery sampler? Come on, join in, and learn new needlework techniques with us. Its free!
Continue reading "Band 5 of the white work embroidery sampler"
Combining stitches is common in pulled thread work. For this third band in our free whitework sampler we will use satin stitch with pulled double back stitch
Thread painting tutorial - learn how to add shading to your embroidery with long and short stitch
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A guide to the different types of embroidery stitches grouped by the way they are worked, with links to full instructions for each.
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Easy embroidery stitches for creating beautiful embroidered flowers. Our comprehensive guide covers tips for beginners and experienced embroiderers alike.
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Hardanger embroidery - An introduction to this whitework technique from Norway. Learn how to stitch it following a series of free hardanger lessons
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Blackwork embroidery patterns for creating intricate and stunning designs on fabric. Downloadable and easy to follow!
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Learn how to master couching stitch embroidery and add a new level of texture to your projects. Our guide has all the tips and tricks you need.
Continue reading "Couching Stitch Demystified: Tips and Tricks for Perfect Results"
Carol Leather's hardanger patterns are beautifully crafted and a joy to stitch. Browse our collection and find the perfect project for you
Continue reading "Hardanger Patterns: Discover the Beauty of This Traditional Craft"
Needlework finishing techniques can take your projects to the next level. Discover creative ideas for finishing your embroidery in our guide.
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Our guide will introduce you to different needlepoint canvas options and help you pick the perfect one for your next project
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With our how-to guide, you'll learn that lazy daisy stitch is not just for flowers! Get creative and stitch a sweet strawberry project
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Learn how to stitch coral knot stitch with our step-by-step instructions and tips. Add texture and dimension to your embroidery today.
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Elevate your embroidery with our stunning blue windmill designs in blackwork. Choose from three intricate looking patterns that are simple to stitch
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Get creative with bullion stitch and its variations! Our detailed instructions and design ideas will inspire you to explore new embroidery techniques
Our guide on how to embroider a leaf covers a range of stitches and techniques to add realism and depth to your designs. Start stitching today!
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Add a pop of color to your home with our free printable plastic canvas patterns. Download and start stitching this poppy coaster.
Make your own beautiful Christmas cards with our free hardanger patterns. Download and stitch this festive design for a unique and personalized touch
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Whether you're a beginner or an expert, our instructions for chain stitch embroidery will help you create beautiful pieces. Start stitching today
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Choose from these categories of downloadable cross stitch patterns by Carol Leather and get stitching right away
Continue reading "Downloadable cross stitch patterns by Carol Leather X-Calibre Designs"
Learn needle lace - make a heart in this introductory tutorial
Learn Stumpwork Embroidery techniques including padding with felt, raised embroidery stitches, adding slips and creating wired needlework petals
Continue reading "An introduction to Stumpwork Embroidery and the techniques involved"
Use this technique for washing cross stitch and embroidery projects before framing to ensure a flawless finish to your work every time!
Continue reading "A Step-by-Step Guide to Washing Cross Stitch and Embroidery Pieces"
Blackwork isn't just for pictures to hang on the wall, blackwork samplers can be made into gorgeous cushions/pillows as these designs show
Continue reading "Blackwork Samplers - Downloadable charts by Carol Leather"
Looking for free redwork embroidery patterns? Why not start here with this cute mother hen design