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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 youíve mastered basic embroidery stitches, itís 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. 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. Crewel Embroidery
What is crewel embroidery, and why has it remained so popular for almost 500 years?
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, Iíll be looking at ways of preventing this, and removing stains that have already happened.
7. Tambour Work
One of the things that epitomises embroidery in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries is the use of Tambour embroidery
8. Assisi Embroidery
Assisi embroidery is also known as voided work or reserva, and is one of the monochromatic family of embroidery techniques. If you can do cross stitch, you can do Assisi!
9. Fabulous Embroidery Freebies
We all love a freebie, and Iíve found some great places to find free embroidery projects for you!!
10. 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.
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