Starting a new project is so exciting! I love discovering new thread colors and patterns.
Too often, I fall in love with a design based on how it looks, then later on into our relationship I realize that we were not meant for each other. Ensure success by selecting the correct design, and your perfect match won't make you mad.
Embroidery projects are easier when you select the right design.
When you come down from those first moments of exhilaration and are about to reach frustration, here are some useful needlecraft skills everyone starting a new project, whether a beginner or experienced pro, should know.
Using an Embroidery Hoop or Frame When Starting
Decide if your embroidery work will require a hoop or frame. Find the best model to fit your needs.
Definition of Fabric Count
Learn how to choose the right fabric count for your design and calculate the size of a finished piece.
Guide to Sewing Needles
If you want to learn how to sew and do machine or hand embroidery, you need to know how to select the correct embroidery needles.
Craft Organizer Systems
There are many organizer systems for embroidery thread. Choose one that matches the way you work and your storage space.
How to Fix Embroidery Mistakes
Learn how to fix embroidery mistakes and keep making progress on your embroidery project.
Paper Embroidery: How to Do Embroidery on Paper
Did you know that you can do embroidery on paper? Learn the embroidery stitches and materials required for paper embroidery.
Read an article on the Victorian Secrets of Embroidery (link opens in a new window) for some timeless advice on how to embroider and work effectively!