Finishing a project is like putting icing on a cake. There are so many possibilities. You need to choose something that won't drown the flavor of the main piece, just complement it. You need something to give it a little flair.
Sometimes the embroidery is the icing on another project, but the same principle applies. It must complement the main piece.
With these points in mind, completing your embroidery in the most effective way can become as much fun as it was to select the design when you started!
There are a variety of techniques for embroidery and cross stitch. Choose your favorite!
Bead Embroidery for Embellishment
An easy way to make embroidery extra special is to embellish it with beads or charms. Bead embroidery adds texture and sparkle to highlight details.
Framing Needlework for Maximum Effect
Follow these easy guidelines to determine the best framing for your embroidery.
Greeting Card Embroidery
Cross stitch, crewel, and hardanger are popular methods for doing handmade greeting card embroidery.
Needlework Display Tips
Follow these handy display tips to keep your embroidery looking its best.
Heirloom Care for Needlework
Preserve your embroidery with heirloom care and proper storage.
How to Make a Project Journal
Keep a project journal to organize your notes and easily record everything you've made.
There's nothing like the satisfaction of completing a project that you made yourself!