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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 youíve mastered basic embroidery stitches, itís 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. 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.
4. 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!
5. Fabulous Embroidery Freebies
We all love a freebie, and Iíve found some great places to find free embroidery projects for you!!
6. Tambour Work
One of the things that epitomises embroidery in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries is the use of Tambour embroidery
7. Crewel Embroidery
What is crewel embroidery, and why has it remained so popular for almost 500 years?
8. Cross Stitch - the Stitch that became a Technique
Cross Stitch has, since the 1960ís, become an embroidery phenomenon. But there is more to it than many people think.
9. Beautiful Traced Linen
Do you remember the beautifully embroidery doilies and dressing table sets your mother and grandmother had? What about the beauty of having lunch or afternoon tea, with all the dishes set out on a beautiful embroidered tablecloth? This beautiful form of embroidery is back in fashion again! Take a
10. 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.
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