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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…

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…

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…

How to back embroidery hoop with felt or cardboard
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How to back embroidery hoop with felt or cardboard

Why is backing a hand embroidery hoop a great choice? How to finish Embroidery hoop with felt fabric or Cardboard Follow the step-by-step tutorials below or watch video tutorials on the Practical Embroidery YouTube channel and create a perfect backing for your textile art. Tools and Materials Tools: Materials: Instructions 2. If you want to…

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.