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Hi, I did this project over a year ago as a hoop art design with no intention of re-creating it, it was completely free handed. But now I'm thinking of
An introduction to Stumpwork Embroidery techniques with links to tutorials to get you started.
The first of our free printable plastic canvas patterns is a poppy coaster stitched in tent stitch
Struggling to chose hand embroidery stitches for the lines in a design? Here are some ideas for you
Start your hardanger needlework course here. Learn hardanger over a series of step by step lessons using my free patterns
Stitch mini cross stitch owls and other birds from this pattern ebook
I am contemplating on purchasing a stand. Most that I have considered appear to be rolled frames. All my items are a stiff canvas and do not appear they
Use this handy cross stitch calculator to see how big your design will be when stitched on a different fabric count
The best way to stitch a French knot without getting in a tangle. Clear instructions and video will show you how.
I'm watching a show on Edwardians and the ladies were stitching without hoops. I was wondering when hoops were invented. I would have assumed a long time
I'm searching for sprung hoops. I hadn't realised how rare and unusual they were, until after I lost my grandmother's beautiful 8 Princess hoop. After
I am starting a cross-stitch pattern purchased online. I have done cross-stitch kits only. The new pattern gives the chart with floss colors and numbers
I use Aida 14 to stitch. I only like to use 1 thread. On patterns where you blend 2 colors - how do you know which one not to use. Thank you for reading
I would like to cover a small chair with needlepoint however, I seem to find never-ending conflicting information on what to do. So far, I haven’t found
The instructions say to use a single strand and complete each whole stitch to get the full effect of the shaded thread I am not understanding where it
It was my grandmother’s! Just got it after my Dad died going through his things. Found in a small desk his Grandfather made in Norway. It’s definitely
I am looking for instruction to continue to improve my embroidery. I am having trouble finding instruction for traditional whitework, and traditional embroidery.
An introduction to bargello needlepoint. How to use colour to its full effect in this lovely form of canvas work.
Showing the effect different needlepoint fibers can make to a design. Photographs of my students work help to illustrate this
This stem stitch tutorial covers the basic stitch, raised stem and portuguese knotted stem. Videos explain how to work the stitches.
Master chain stitch embroidery today and have lots of variations to play with.
Herringbone stitch - learn how to embroider it and how to vary it for different effects
Simple embroidery stitches for small flowers - ideas and videos showing how to stitch them
Learn how to embroider feather stitch, with diagrams and video
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
Learn the difference between a Colonial Knot and a French Knot stitch in embroidery
A tutorial on stitching chevron stitch, both in the hand and in a hoop
Simple chain stitch tutorial, showing different variations of this useful embroidery stitch
Learn how to use Split stitch in multiple ways in your embroidery projects
Raised buttonhole stitch flower tutorial - simple but effective
Satin stitch tutorial showing a padded initial being embroidered
Follow along with this thread painting tutorial, and learn how to use long and short stitch to shade an embroidered flower
Coral knot stitch for lines and filled areas of an embroidery
Learn 2 types of Fishbone stitch to add to your range of basic embroidery stitches
Learn hand embroidery stitches that can be used to fill areas of a design
Part 4 of my hardanger instructions series. Learn four sided stitch and spiders web filling in addition to fancy kloster blocks and needleweaving
Part 2 of the free beginner guide to hardanger embroidery. Learn fancy kloster blocks, wrapped bars and doves eyes.
I have a tablecloth with a design I cannot find. I know nothing about needlepoint. It appears she made this from one piece of linen, but also that canvas
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
Learn how to hemstitch your piece of needlework with these clear instructions and step by step photographs
A guide to the basic embroidery stitches used in my free online needlework lessons. A comprehensive guide to hand embroidery stitches and how to work them.
How to pick the right needlepoint canvas. Learn about mono or double. Interlock or plastic. What are the benefits of each type of canvas?
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
It is time for a diamond eyelet stitch and double backstitch leaves in our FREE whitework embroidery sampler which features pulled thread embroidery and drawn thread work
Looking for free christmas cross stitch charts to stitch? Try this cute King penguin with his gift of gold for the baby
A visitor to the site, Rachel, shares one of her cross stitch card making ideas
Aida Cloth is the ideal fabric for learning cross stitch, but what do the different "counts" mean?
4 sided stitch, worked diagonally, completes the last band of our whitework sampler
Learn how to do whitework embroidery stitches with Carol Leather. Here we cover cobbler stitch used in pulled thread embroidery (also known as drawn fabric)