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Keeping the Back of your Work Tidy
Many people want to know why you shouldn’t knot thread or use long carrying threads in your embroidery. Well, here’s why! A neat back to your stitching really does make a difference!
Thread Painting looks hard, but is, in reality, quite simple to do. The result, however, is stunning
Model Stitchers are a very important part of ensuring that a finished embroidery design is stitchable.
Elizabethan Embroidery or
There are two things that distinguish Elizabethan embroidery: enormous bugs and densely covered fabric.
Elizabethan Embroidery - The Rise of the Amateur Embroiderer
The Tudor period in history was where the amateur embroiderer really started to emerge. By the time of Elizabeth I, it was an accepted thing that all well-brought up young girls would learn embroidery as a matter of course.
Using Embroidery to Decorate Your Home
How often have you looked around your home and wanted to change the décor – to make it look a bit more upmarket? Or to change it’s look and style completely? Why not use your embroidery skills to give a designer look!
Free Project: Band Sampler - Band 1
Start your BellaOnline Embroidery Band Sampler with this first band.
You may have heard of Redwork as both an embroidery and quilting technique, and could be confused as to what it is. The short answer is: it’s both!
Designing & Charting Programs
Every embroiderer has the dream of designing her own pieces, and carting programs seem to offer this opportunity, by allowing you to use scanned images to create a chart. Why, then is the result often less than desirable?
UFO in my Closet
I have a confession to make. There is a UFO in my closet. And my drawer. And my workbox. In fact, I have a lot of UFO’s.
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