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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…

Hand Embroidered Corner Bookmark: A Step-by-Step Guide to Crafting a heartfelt gift for a book lover

Hand Embroidered Corner Bookmark: A Step-by-Step Guide to Crafting a heartfelt gift for a book lover

Looking for a perfect gift to make for a book lover in your life? Then, this tutorial is for you! Hand embroidered corner bookmark with floral embroidery is a testament to the elegance and timelessness of needlework. This charming project bridges the gap between traditional craftsmanship and modern functionality, offering a creative outlet for those…

Hand embroidery designs with book: 15 fun and charming embroidery patterns for book lovers
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Hand embroidery designs with book: 15 fun and charming embroidery patterns for book lovers

Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home. For many of us, finding time for our hobbies is a cherished part of our daily routine. But imagine the magic when two of these hobbies intertwine – the serene craft of hand embroidery and…

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…

Sweet Stitches: Download Your Free Candy Heart Embroidery Pattern Today!
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Sweet Stitches: Download Your Free Candy Heart Embroidery Pattern Today!

Embroider some conversation hearts for Valentine’s Day with this Free Candy Heart embroidery pattern and Step-by-step tutorial With Valentine’s Day around the corner – or any day that calls for a sprinkle of love and affection – what better way to start a conversation and convey your feelings than through a handmade, heart-shaped embroidery? The…

Stitch Your Heart Out: Discover Unique Valentine’s Day Embroidery Designs
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Stitch Your Heart Out: Discover Unique Valentine’s Day Embroidery Designs

Valentine’s Day isn’t just about chocolates and roses. For hand embroidery enthusiasts, crafters, and makers, it’s an opportunity to express our love through stitches and create something original and unique. As a passionate embroiderer, I’ve always found joy creating something heartfelt and handmade. Last year, I hand embroidered a Love Tic Tac Toe Valentine’s Day…

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…

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…