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Here are the top ten articles for the Embroidery Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Couching and Laid Work
Couching, whilst also being a description of where many of us sit to embroider, is also a technique going back over a thousand years and can produce works of stunning intricacy, as well as simple bold designs.
2. Five Crewel Embroidery Stitches
Now youíve mastered basic embroidery stitches, itís time to take it to the next level and look at some Crewel Embroidery stitches.
3. Crewel Embroidery
What is crewel embroidery, and why has it remained so popular for almost 500 years?
4. Men Who Embroider
Although embroidery is usually thought of as a womanís hobby or profession, over the centuries there have also been men who have been passionate about it as well.
5. Free Project: Freestyle Embroidery Gillyflower
A favoured motif for Elizabethan and Jacobean embroiderers, the Gillyflower design is a pretty way to decorate a shirt pocket or use a row of them on a guest towel.
6. Fabulous Embroidery Freebies
We all love a freebie, and Iíve found some great places to find free embroidery projects for you!!
7. Care of your Embroidery Tools
Your embroidery tools are vital to producing an exquisite finished product, so make sure you take good care of them.
8. What is Biscornu
Biscournu is a term that has become very popular in the embroidery world over the last year or so Ė but exactly what is it? A Technique? Thread? Stitch? Read on and be charmed!
9. Japanese Embroidery
Two popular forms of Japanese embroidery are Nihon Shishu and Sashiko Ė both very different, and yet both exquisite in their own ways.
10. Stumpwork Embroidery
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.
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