Common Myths About Hand Embroidery: Debunked

Common Myths About Hand Embroidery: Debunked

Hand embroidery is a beautiful and ancient craft practiced for centuries across various cultures. However, like many traditional arts, it is surrounded by numerous myths and misconceptions. These myths about hand embroidery can deter beginners, misinform enthusiasts, and undervalue the true essence of this intricate art form. This article aims to debunk some of the…

Hand embroidery for mending. Decorative mending techniques and stitches

Hand embroidery for mending. Decorative mending techniques and stitches

In a world increasingly conscious of sustainability and creativity, decorative mending has emerged as a beautiful solution to prolonging the life of our beloved garments. We no longer need to discard clothes at the first sign of wear and tear; instead, we can embrace the opportunity to transform these imperfections into unique, artistic expressions. Decorative…

Hand Embroidery Basics: A Beginner’s Guide to Needlework
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Hand Embroidery Basics: A Beginner’s Guide to Needlework

Hand embroidery is not just a craft, it’s a world of endless possibilities. With just a needle, thread, and fabric, you can transform simple textiles into stunning works of art, decorate your household, or embellish your clothing. The versatility of hand embroidery is what makes it so exciting-you can create anything from intricate floral designs to bold geometric…

Summer Hand Embroidery Designs: Embroidery ideas and inspiration for the sunny season
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Summer Hand Embroidery Designs: Embroidery ideas and inspiration for the sunny season

Embroidery has long been a delightful avenue for creative expression. As we welcome the sunnier days of summer, the vibrant colors and light fabrics provide a perfect canvas for exploring new hand embroidery designs. Whether you’re a seasoned stitcher or a curious newbie, this guide will introduce you to the joy of summer-themed embroidery, covering…

How to make hand embroidered cards + Free PDF pattern for Mother’s Day or Birthday card
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How to make hand embroidered cards + Free PDF pattern for Mother’s Day or Birthday card

In the fast-paced world of mass-produced goods and digital communications, hand embroidery offers a delightful escape. It’s a unique way to infuse your greetings with a personal touch and heartfelt warmth. Hand embroidered cards are not just a beautiful blend of traditional craft and contemporary design, they are tangible tokens of affection that can be…

Hand Embroidery stitches for outlines – from the most simple to decorative ones

Hand Embroidery stitches for outlines – from the most simple to decorative ones

From historical tapestries to contemporary fabric designs, the outlines of embroidered pieces set the foundation for stunning visual narratives. In this blog article, I want to showcase a variety of embroidery stitches that are perfect for creating outlines, from the most simple and straightforward to more decorative options. Whether you’re a beginner looking to master…

Embroidery as therapy: 8 ways hand embroidery can boost your mental health and emotional wellbeing

Embroidery as therapy: 8 ways hand embroidery can boost your mental health and emotional wellbeing

I guess you saw these funny t-shirts, posters, aprons, or cross-stitch kits that say “…. because murder is wrong.” Crafters often joke about their hobbies and how they help them maintain mental sanity in a busy life. Some people choose gardening, others cooking. I use embroidery as a therapy to cope with stress and anxiety…

Embroidery materials for beginners. All you need to start learning hand embroidery

Embroidery materials for beginners. All you need to start learning hand embroidery

Embroidery materials for beginners include essential tools, notions, and supplies to help you start your learning on the right foot. I shortlisted the must-have items every novice should possess to ensure a seamless introduction to the world of hand embroidery. Let’s explore these basic tools and materials together and kickstart your new hobby. Disclaimer. To…

Long and Short Stitch for Round Shapes. Learn how to Embroider a Sphere and a Circle

Long and Short Stitch for Round Shapes. Learn how to Embroider a Sphere and a Circle

Long and Short stitch for round shapes is a variation of the Long and Short stitch hand embroidery technique, also known as Silk shading or Shading stitch. It is a great embroidery stitch for filling small and vast areas, depicting the petals of flowers, animals, and various three-dimensional objects. The embroidery method is simple—a series…