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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…

Six Bullion stitch flowers. Step-by-step hand embroidery guide
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Six Bullion stitch flowers. Step-by-step hand embroidery guide

Everyone knows bullion knot roses, right? Bullion Stitch is famous for these romantic florals! But these are not the only flowers we can embroider with bullion knots. Bullion stitch is a versatile and fun hand embroidery technique that we can use to embroider various floral motives to embellish our clothes, home textiles, or botanical embroidery…

Best hand embroidery books: For reference, inspiration and skill-building

Best hand embroidery books: For reference, inspiration and skill-building

I want to share a short list of the best hand embroidery books I made for myself and you. This curated list offers resources for hand embroidery reference, inspiration, and education. You might wonder why I did not add online courses, video tutorials, and other digital resources to the list. These are great sources of…

Visible Mending Ideas, Techniques and Inspiration to Transform Your Clothes

Visible Mending Ideas, Techniques and Inspiration to Transform Your Clothes

In today’s fast-paced world, the fear of losing our personal touch in the maze of mass-produced fashion is real and growing. This article about visible mending ideas, techniques, and inspiration offers not only a solution but a creative rebellion against the impersonal nature of the modern wardrobe. This concept isn’t just about fixing a tear…

Mini Embroidery Hoops: How to choose the best tiny hoop and how to use them

Mini Embroidery Hoops: How to choose the best tiny hoop and how to use them

If you’re a budding stitcher with a love for all things mini, you’re in for a treat. Let’s explore the world of mini embroidery hoops together!  These tiny frames open a world of creative possibilities, allowing you to craft charming projects that pack a punch without overwhelming your stitching space. Whether you’re new to embroidery…

Mending tools and materials. What you need to get started with visible mending
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Mending tools and materials. What you need to get started with visible mending

Mending and repairing clothes were standard practices throughout the centuries. Our ancestors valued the work put into creating the garments and cared for their clothes well. Simple mending tools and materials were used. Traditional mending and darning techniques like Sashiko, Boro, Kogin, patchwork, and applique were born to preserve clothes and make them last. Mass…

How to Frame Embroidery in a Hoop: Six Methods of finishing the back of the hoop
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How to Frame Embroidery in a Hoop: Six Methods of finishing the back of the hoop

Frame Embroidery in a Hoop and display your craftsmanship “It’s funny how the beauty of art has so much more to do with the frame than the artwork itself.” ― Chuck Palahniuk Embroidery art, with its complex patterns and original designs, tells a story that transcends time. Each stitch holds a tale of patience, dedication,…

Finishing Embroidery hoop with glue. Two ways to frame embroidery in a hoop with adhesive method
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Finishing Embroidery hoop with glue. Two ways to frame embroidery in a hoop with adhesive method

Why is finishing the embroidery hoop with glue a good choice? Two ways of finishing embroidery hoop with glue: The adhesive method and the no outer hoop method Read both step-by-step tutorials and choose the most suitable method for your textile piece. Note that you can combine both methods. For example, change the backing material…