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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. 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.
4. Crewel Embroidery
What is crewel embroidery, and why has it remained so popular for almost 500 years?
5. 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!
6. Or Nue Embroidery
Itís been used for some of the most sacred embroideries, and this combination of gold and colours still shows itís beauty in modern embroideries.
7. Fabulous Embroidery Freebies
We all love a freebie, and Iíve found some great places to find free embroidery projects for you!!
8. Inspired to Design
Ever wondered how to get inspiration to design your own piece of embroidery? Just look around you!
9. 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.
10. 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.
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