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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. 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.
2. 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.
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. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Inspired to Design
Ever wondered how to get inspiration to design your own piece of embroidery? Just look around you!
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Top Gifts for Embroiderers
Whether you´re an embroiderer wanting to hint, or have to buy a present for one, check out this list!
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