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Embroidered Silk Postcards
For approximately 20 years at the beginning of the 20th Century, embroidery was used to satiate the craze for embroidered postcards.
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!
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.
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?
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.
Cross Stitch - the Stitch that became a Technique
Cross Stitch has, since the 1960ís, become an embroidery phenomenon. But there is more to it than many people think.
Cross Stitch - Part 2
There are many different crossed stitches that you can use in your Cross Stitch. Here, you can explore some of them.
Cross Stitch - Part 1
Cross Stitch is the thing that most people think of when they hear the word "embroidery". However - there is more to it than you think!
What is crewel embroidery, and why has it remained so popular for almost 500 years?
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