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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 Knitwear: A Creative and Sustainable Approach

Visible Mending Knitwear: A Creative and Sustainable Approach

Visible mending knitwear represents more than just a method to fix a garment; it’s a statement about sustainability, creativity, and personal expression. This article delves into visible mending, providing insights, techniques, and inspiration for anyone exploring this fulfilling craft. Visible Mending: History and Modern Days Visible mending has roots that trace back centuries. Still, it’s…

How to Finish Embroidery Hoop for Wall Hanging with Running Stitches
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How to Finish Embroidery Hoop for Wall Hanging with Running Stitches

Learn how to finish embroidery hoop with running stitches. It is a fast and straightforward method to frame your embroidery. It is simple and does not require additional materials to implement. Besides that, it works great as a temporary solution before you choose a definite framing style and method.