Top Ten Embroidery Articles

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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. 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. 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!

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. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. Transferring Embroidery Patterns to Fabric
Transferring your pattern to fabric before you start to stitch can be one of the hardest things. Here are some tips to make it a little easier.

8. 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.

9. Tambour Work
One of the things that epitomises embroidery in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries is the use of Tambour embroidery

10. Signing your Stitching
Artists sign their pieces - so why not embroiderers?



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