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Two popular forms of Japanese embroidery are Nihon Shishu and Sashiko – both very different, and yet both exquisite in their own ways.
Why Do I Have So Many UFO's?
Every embroiderer has them – the UFO’s that lurk, glaring at us each time we see them. Why, however, do we start but not finish these embroideries? Boredom? Or something more?
Cross Stitch - the Stitch that became a Technique
Cross Stitch has, since the 1960’s, become an embroidery phenomenon. But there is more to it than many people think.
Men Who Embroider
Although embroidery is usually thought of as a woman’s 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 – 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.
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