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Men Who Embroider
Although embroidery is usually thought of as a womanís hobby or profession, over the centuries there have also been men who have been passionate about it as well.
One of the most common techniques used in heirloom embroidery is Shadow Embroidery. This technique involves you stitching on the wrong side of a very sheer fabric.
An heirloom is an item that is handed down from generation to generation. Heirloom embroidery is your chance to add to your family treasures.
Opus Anglicanum Embroidery
The most admired embroidery technique during the middle ages was Opus Anglicanum Ė or English Work. This technique used simple stitches but the beauty of the work relied on the skill of the embroiderer
Using Fabric Stabilisers in your Embroidery
Using a fabric stabiliser means that you can stitch on fabric that ordinarily would be too fine to hold your stitching.
One of the things that epitomises embroidery in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries is the use of Tambour embroidery
Hints for Entering Embroidery Competitions
Entering a piece in an embroidery competition may seem simple, but there are some tricks that will help your chances of success.
Embroidered Silk Postcards
For approximately 20 years at the beginning of the 20th Century, embroidery was used to satiate the craze for embroidered postcards.
Pink Ribbon Motif - Free Pattern
October is Breast Cancer month. Show your support for Breast Cancer research by stitching this Pink Ribbon motif for somebody you love.
Sell or Swap Your Stash
Canít afford new stuff for your embroidery habit? Then why not sell off or swop some of your old stash!
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