Most Popular Embroidery Patterns

Embroidery is a popular hobby enjoyed by men and women all over the world. This historic needlecraft has changed a great deal over its lifetime and has been given a high tech boost through the popular embroidery machines that can whip up a lovely design with a push of a button. When it comes to…

Embroidery Patterns for our Embroidery Project

There have been lots of embroidery patterns available. You can get them from your favorite embroidery design magazine or download them from embroidery websites available on the Internet. However, it is much more fulfilling if you are the one who created your patterns. Don’t you think so? Many successful embroiderers, especially those who own embroidery…

Popular Embroidery Designs

There are several types of embroidery designs available on the internet and the market. Selection should depend on factors such as personal tastes, style, availability of materials for a particular design etc. 1. Clothing Embroidery Designs These are the most popular and widely available embroidery designs. They can be purchased from local embroidery shops and…

Embroidery Stitches 101

In everyday language, a stitch in the context of embroidery or hand-sewing is defined as the movement of the embroidery needle from the backside of the fabric to the front side and back to the back side. The thread stroke on the front side produced by this is also called stitch. In the context of…

Hand Embroidery Designs

Embroidery is one of the fascinating home crafts that have been around for many decades. Rather than becoming an antiquated form of art, it is still thriving even in the modern times. However, some technological advancement have ushered in a number of changes and improvements in the art of embroidery. Rather than using the hands…

Hungarian Braided Chain Stitch

This is the Hungarian braided chain stitch in hand embroidery. It creates a thick braided line out of a reverse chain stitch basically but with a little difference. So we’ll see that here I’m first going to take a small stitch in my fabric and you can work this stitch, by the way; left to…

The Beauty of Japanese Embroidery

Some of the most famous civilizations for creating brilliant embroidery creations are the Japanese and the English. They both used embroidery to decorate ceremonial garments as well as decorative home items. While the Japanese are most known for their amazing kimonos, the English are well known for their hand embroidered fabric furniture panels. Unfortunately for…

Hardanger Embroidery

The exact origins of Hardanger embroidery are not known but it is thought to have its beginnings in ancient Persia and Asia. During the Renaissance, this early form of embroidery spread to Italy where it evolved into Italian Reticella and Venetian lacework. By 1700, variations of this type of embroidery had spread to northern Europe…

Redwork Embroidery

Redwork is a name that originated from the red thread that is commonly used to a particularly appealing style of embroidery. The cotton manufacturers in Turkey have utilized some special dyeing method to make it colorfast, which a few decades back was considered a great novelty and explains why it was so popular back then….

Vintage Embroidery – Lazy daisy stitch variations

Vintage embroidery or antique embroidery is one of the oldest ways to decorate home linens. With simple stitches, we can make beautiful designs. Lazy daisy stitch is the basic stitch of these kinds of embroidery. I used anchor cotton threads for doing this project.