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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. 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.
3. 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!
4. 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.
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. Cross Stitch - the Stitch that became a Technique
Cross Stitch has, since the 1960’s, become an embroidery phenomenon. But there is more to it than many people think.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. Crewel Embroidery
What is crewel embroidery, and why has it remained so popular for almost 500 years?
10. Embroidered Silk Postcards
For approximately 20 years at the beginning of the 20th Century, embroidery was used to satiate the craze for embroidered postcards.
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