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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)
Try pulled work, (also known as pulled thread embroidery or drawn fabric) by stitching this simple free pulled work pattern with full step by step instructions and stitch diagrams
Learn how to work four sided stitch, for pulled work or hardanger embroidery, both horizontally and vertically
Learn how to do blackwork embroidery? Find instructions, patterns and ideas for this, and lots of other types of needlework
Tips and techniques for washing cross stitch, blackwork and hardanger needlework projects before framing
How to do blanket stitch - instructions for working in the hand or on a hoop
Wallington Northumberland offers a feast for the eyes of any avid needleworker. Come for a virtual tour with me.
Needle woven picots make wonderful leaves for your embroidered flowers or fruits
This cute little bunny in a basket will help you learn the basics of stumpwork embroidery. Step by step instructions and photographs
Needlepoint or canvaswork is a popular craft. Learn more about it, what it is and how to do it
Let me help you learn how to embroider, with step by steps and free designs to start you off.
With so many different needlework techniques to choose from on this site, how do you know which embroidery needles you need? Let me help...
Stitch a cute little strawberry using lazy daisy stitch (or detached chain stitch). This one has pride of place on my summer strawberries crazy quilt block
Have trouble embroidering Cretan stitch? Step by step photos will teach you how!
This free bargello needlepoint pattern of a Christmas bell is quick and easy to stitch and will introduce you to the techniques of bargello also known as florentine embroidery
How to pick the right needlepoint canvas. Learn about mono or double. Interlock or plastic. What are the benefits of each type of canvas?
Your guide to the various types of tent stitch including half cross, continental and basketweave needlepoint stitch. Diagrams for how to work each variation
Leaf Stitch is a fancy needlepoint stitch ideal for larger areas. Try out these variations in your next project.
Gobelin stitch can be varied in length and position to create many variations. Stitched examples show you the possibilites
Try Rice Stitch - one of the simple needlepoint stitches that you can use to give many different effects
Learn how to stitch rhodes stitch and its variations. Photos and diagrams show how its done and what it looks like in various threads
Learn the difference between a Colonial Knot and a French Knot stitch in embroidery
Use this handy cross stitch calculator to see how big your design will be when stitched on a different fabric count
Stitch mini cross stitch owls and other birds from this pattern ebook
A guide to choosing embroidery fabric for counted thread embroidery. Including Aida, evenweave and Linen cross stitch fabrics for purchase
Part 2 of the free beginner guide to hardanger embroidery. Learn fancy kloster blocks, wrapped bars and doves eyes.
Start your hardanger needlework course here. Learn hardanger over a series of step by step lessons using my free patterns
Let us help you learn hardanger embroidery step by step. Stitch our free hardanger patterns with full instructions with this series of lessons
Tips for how to use embroidery floss, including separating strands, how many strands to stitch with, starting and finishing off
This stem stitch tutorial covers the basic stitch, raised stem and portuguese knotted stem. Videos explain how to work the stitches.
Learn how to embroider feather stitch, with diagrams and video
Are embroidery hoops essential? How do you use them and which are the best - metal or wooden embroidery hoops? Read on to find out...
The best embroidery scissors to have in your workbox
Rayon embroidery thread can add shine to your work. Some tips for using rayon fibres in your stitching
Find the answers to your cross stitch questions while learning all there is to know about this counted needlework technique.
Learn long armed cross stitch whilst working this free assisi pattern.
Instructions for using a laying tool (or trolley needle) to produce embroidery stitches that lay neatly side by side
Using cross stitch graph paper is an economic way to design your own patterns
Magnifying lamps and how to choose them. What magnification do you need?
Counted cross stitch tutorial for working on linen or evenweave fabrics
Tried crazy quilt embroidery yet? Simple stitches are used to decorate this traditional needlework to stunning effect.
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
A place to showcase your own crazy quilt projects. Chat with other stitchers about their crazy quilt blocks and share pictures of your latest project.
There has to be a turkey among my christmas and thanksgiving cross stitch freebies! Here he is, standing proud
A guide to reversible cross stitch. One of a number of cross stitch methods which gives your cross stitch a neat back
Cross stitch on waste canvas can open up all sorts of ideas and projects such as stitching on your clothes. Learn how its done.
Join me and read, or listen, to my story about me and my love of needlework. Find out how I ended up doing something I love and earning money too
I'm Leslie and my favorite canvas to use is 10 mesh or 12 mesh mono needlepoint canvas. I know that today, those sizes are not the most popular. I also
The history of Embroidery from Anglo Saxon to the 20th Century