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Your Basic Workbox
One of the most common things asked about embroidery is "What basic Tools should I use". In this article, I start to take a look at embroidery tools.
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Why Do I Have So Many UFO's?
Every embroiderer has them – the UFO’s that lurk, glaring at us each time we see them. Why, however, do we start but not finish these embroideries? Boredom? Or something more?
When you Don't Need a Hoop
Although most of your embroidery will look better if you use a hoop or frame to stitch, there are some stitches that work best when worked without.
What is Biscornu
Biscournu is a term that has become very popular in the embroidery world over the last year or so – but exactly what is it? A Technique? Thread? Stitch? Read on and be charmed!
Welcome to Embroidery
Welcome to the world of Embroidery - find out what is on offer, and take the plunge in to this easy artform.
Using Metal Thread
Metal thread embroidery can be one of the most rewarding – and difficult – types of embroidery to attempt. Knowledge of the different types of thread, and the proper tools to use can make this technique much easier.
Using Fabric Stabilisers in your Embroidery
Using a fabric stabiliser means that you can stitch on fabric that ordinarily would be too fine to hold your stitching.
Using Embroidery to get the Vintage Look
From “Downton Abbey” to “The Great Gatsby” by way of “Mad Men”, the vintage look is all the rage. You can use your embroidery skills to get that vintage look in your clothes!
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!
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