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Basic Stitches – Part 2

Basic Stitches – Part 2

Basic Stitches Part 2 2 January DesignEmbroidery TipsColour A stitcher could be happy using little more than straight stitch. (Look at the lovely work of Claire Wellesley-Smith, or Linda McLaughlin to see how basic stitches can be used so creatively.) On the other...
Basic Stitches- Part 1

Basic Stitches- Part 1

Basic Stitches Part 1 12 November DesignEmbroidery TipsColour 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 that’s not my main focus...
The Only Things You Need

The Only Things You Need

The only things you need to get started with embroidery 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.) Many of the embroidery supplies you need are...
The Power of Three

The Power of Three

The Power of Three 8 November DesignLifestyleEmbroidery TipsColour 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. I bought some...
To hoop or not to hoop

To hoop or not to hoop

To hoop or not to hoop? 7 November, 2018 DesignLifestyleEmbroidery TipsColour Well, sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t… Using an embroidery hoop has advantages and disadvantages as far as I’m concerned. Hoops can be awkward to get used to for some people, they can...