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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.
Beautiful Traced Linen
Do you remember the beautifully embroidery doilies and dressing table sets your mother and grandmother had? What about the beauty of having lunch or afternoon tea, with all the dishes set out on a beautiful embroidered tablecloth? This beautiful form of embroidery is back in fashion again! Take a
Buying an Embroidery Machine
Before you buy an embroidery machine, do your homework. Don´t get stuck with something too expensive, that doesn´t do what you want it to!
Copyright and Embroidery
You´ve bought a pattern, and your friend asks for a copy. Or perhaps you´re having a fundraiser, and want to sell embroidered articles with your favorite football team logo on them. Just what can and can´t you do with your embroidery patterns?
Cross Stitch Basics - Before you Start to Stitch
Although geared towards Cross Stitch, this article gives a list of the basic items you should have in your embroidery workbox, no matter what style of embroidery you are embarking upon.
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