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Five Crewel Embroidery Stitches
Now you’ve mastered basic embroidery stitches, it’s 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 doesn’t mean your embroidery obsession has to be affected and you can find hidden treasures in your stash!
One of the dimensional embroidery techniques, Stumpwork hit its height of popularity in the 17th century. Thanks to designers like Jane Nicholas, Stumpwork is now enjoying another round of popularity.
Recommended for your Embroidery Bookshelf
With so many embroidery books available, what ones are “must haves” for your bookshelf?
Or Nue Embroidery
It’s been used for some of the most sacred embroideries, and this combination of gold and colours still shows it’s beauty in modern embroideries.
Free Project: Freestyle Embroidery Gillyflower
A favoured motif for Elizabethan and Jacobean embroiderers, the Gillyflower design is a pretty way to decorate a shirt pocket or use a row of them on a guest towel.
Taking part in a Round Robin
As the name suggests, a Round Robin is a group of stitchers who all contribute to a piece of embroidery. It´s fun and you can meet great new friends!
Storing Your Embroidery Supplies
It’s always important that embroidery supplies are stored correctly, otherwise they can fall victim to all sorts of nasties!
For hundreds of years, Monograms have been used to mark household linen, and to show status. With a few easy stitches, you can create your own heirlooms!
A slip isn’t just underwear. In embroidery, it’s a piece of embroidery appliquéd to other fabric – and they’ve got a lot of uses!
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