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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!
Five Crewel Embroidery Stitches
Now youíve mastered basic embroidery stitches, itís time to take it to the next level and look at some Crewel Embroidery stitches.
The Hidden Treasures in your Stash
Times are getting tough and, traditionally, when money gets tight, its hobbies where the first cuts are made. But lack of money doesnít mean your embroidery obsession has to be affected and you can find hidden treasures in your stash!
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