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This month's featured photo: ribbon embroidery
by Taniya from UK
Please share your projects!
You want a project that's easy but not boring. You want it to be gorgeous but not too time consuming. The right balance depends on your skill level and style.
I'm always looking for new styles to try. I can't stop making samplers... I like to jump all around and try a little bit of every technique!
Decorative stitching has such a long history. It's been done in a variety of forms all over the world. Some people prefer counted cross stitch, but others adore blackwork or Swedish huck weaving. I want to try them all! I love traditional needlearts and think it's important for them to find a place in the 21st century.
Please join me as I share what I've learned. I'll show you how to embroider in different ways with the hope that you, too, can find the method that best expresses you.
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- Blackwork Embroidery: The Royal Cousin of Cross Stitch
- During the Renaissance, blackwork embroidery was very popular as geometric designs worked in black thread. Today, it is worked in all shades!
- Finishing an Embroidery Project
- Easy advice for finishing a needlework project and the best methods of display and heirloom care.
- Crewel Embroidery
- There are no rules in crewel embroidery, so you are free to create whatever you like!
- Cross Stitch Embroidery
- Counted cross stitch is the most popular embroidery method. You can learn the easy embroidery stitches quickly, and there are a variety of cross stitch patterns to suit every style.
- Hardanger Embroidery
- Create delicate, lacy openings in geometric shapes with Hardanger embroidery. Learn basic Hardanger stitches, which fabrics to use, and you'll be ready to create a variety of whitework projects!
- Swedish Huck Weaving
- Huck weaving is an easy form of huck embroidery that anyone can do, regardless of age.
- Home Machine Embroidery
- Traditional needlecraft meets the 21st century in home machine embroidery. Use modern technology to express yourself in new ways!
- Needlepoint Canvas Work
- Needlepoint canvas patterns are fun for beginners and advanced embroidery workers to stitch.
- Punch Needle Embroidery
- Punch needle embroidery is like coloring with threads or thread painting. You can complete punch needle patterns quickly and easily.
- Silk Ribbon Embroidery
- There's nothing like silk ribbon embroidery for making gorgeous, smooth dimensional ribbon embroidery flowers and leaves.
- The Embroidery Community to Share Embroidery Online
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