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1. Five Crewel Embroidery Stitches
Now you’ve mastered basic embroidery stitches, it’s time to take it to the next level and look at some Crewel Embroidery stitches.
2. 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.
3. Or Nue Embroidery
It’s been used for some of the most sacred embroideries, and this combination of gold and colours still shows it’s beauty in modern embroideries.
4. Five Basic Freestyle Embroidery Stitches
Freestyle embroidery looks intricate and hard, but by mastering these five basic stitches, you can turn out complex pieces with ease!
5. Preventing and Removing Dye Bleeding and Running
Nothing can be more annoying than having the colour from your thread bleeding and staining your embroidery piece. In this article, I’ll be looking at ways of preventing this, and removing stains that have already happened.
6. 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.
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. Men Who Embroider
Although embroidery is usually thought of as a woman’s hobby or profession, over the centuries there have also been men who have been passionate about it as well.
9. Inspired to Design
Ever wondered how to get inspiration to design your own piece of embroidery? Just look around you!
10. 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.
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