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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!
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.
Storing Your Embroidery Supplies
It’s always important that embroidery supplies are stored correctly, otherwise they can fall victim to all sorts of nasties!
Stitching on Specialty Fabrics
There are many ways to make your embroidery look sumptuious. One of these is to use a specialty fabric -such as silk or velvet - as the backing fabric. Learn the tricks of stitching on these special fabrics.
Stitching for Fun and Profit!
Want to earn a bit extra cash? Or just find a way to stitch projects without having to outlay anything? Here are 3 ways you can use your skills for profit - as well as fun!
Silk Ribbon Embroidery
The beauty of embroidery and the luxury of silk ribbon – these two combined create a beautiful embroidery technique that is uniquely suited to floral embroidery.
Signing your Stitching
Artists sign their pieces - so why not embroiderers?
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.
Sewing and Embroidery Machine Maintenance
A machine – whether it is used for general sewing or for embroidery – is an investment and with a little regular maintenance, it will give you years of service.
Sell or Swap Your Stash
Can’t afford new stuff for your embroidery habit? Then why not sell off or swop some of your old stash!
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