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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 you’ve mastered basic embroidery stitches, it’s 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. 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. 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!
Rediscover this form of embroidery beloved by Pioneer women.
8. Buying an Embroidery Machine
Before you buy an embroidery machine, do your homework. Don´t get stuck with something too expensive, that doesn´t do what you want it to!
9. 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.
10. Tambour Work
One of the things that epitomises embroidery in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries is the use of Tambour embroidery
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