Design & stitchery insight
How can learning & practicing new stitches be more interesting? Starting out with an embroidery sampler project is a great way to practice stitches you are learning and have fun while you improve your technique.
A stitcher could be happy using little more than straight stitch. On the other hand, numerous books are out there showcasing an encyclopedic range of stitches—hundreds, thousands? After all embroidery techniques & styles span the globe ….
There must hundreds if not thousands of embroidery stitches. Ok, maybe not thousands but sometimes it can seem that way. And there are many that are very pretty and interesting but…
You really need so little to actually get started with embroidery – and that is a huge plus, no? (I didn’t realise that when I started, but that’s another story.)
Does anybody actually know how many hand embroidery stitches there are? When I began exploring embroidery I was daunted by the sheer number of stitches I thought I needed to learn.
Well, sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t… Using an embroidery hoop has advantages and disadvantages as far as I’m concerned.
I am not one of those women who can say they learned to sew at their grandmother’s knee. I don’t remember my grandmother actively teaching me to sew.