Vintage Embroidery Patterns

Vintage is back and better than ever. Terrifically popular embroidery patterns are the lovely classic days of the week dishtowels. These dishtowel patterns are always a fun way to perk up a kitchen while serving a purpose. Jazz up a pillowslip with a beautiful vintage inspired flower vine or create popular “his” and “hers” towels to give to your favorite…

Modern Folk Embroidery

The trend for folk art inspired embroidery designs continues and this collection of embroidery designs by leading designer, Nancy Nicholson, is the only title which takes a contemporary look at how folk art is influencing contemporary stitching. Nancy’s distinctive folk art style perfectly captures this trend and will appeal to stitchers of all ages and…

Crewel Embroidery – Long & Short as Soft Shading in 2+ Colors

Men and women are usually into fashion, and that is where the importance of Crewel embroidery came from. The lightly stenciled patterns in the fabrics of dresses, which are then embroidered over by a cotton thread, are samples of this needlework. It is the type of artful stitching that gives elaborate handwork on every pattern or design on…

Crewel Embroidery Seed Stitch Gradient Leaves

A person who grew up in London in the sixteenth century, would surely be one of the many who knew all too well about crewel embroidery. The period was actually the height of this form of art identified by its intricacy. This type of needlework refers to wool that has been twisted in a tight…

How To Make Alphabet Friendship Bracelets

This is a creative way to make alphabets friendship bracelets that is embroidered. In embroidery, there are different types and kinds of threads used. Depending on the designs of the project and the preferences of the embroiderer, one can use any embroidery thread available. You can use pearl cotton thread, tapestry yarn, crewel yarn, Persian yarn…

How To Choose An Embroidery Machine

The latest technology today is sewing machines that double as embroidery machines. By using the computer integrated into the machine, you can quickly and easily add cards or downloads to embroider any pattern imaginable. Instead of spending hours on an embroidery pattern by doing the needlework by hand, create beautiful and durable machine embroidered pieces…

Embroidery Machines; Making Embroidery Easier for You!

Before, embroidery needs a lot of hard work especially if your project involves intricate designs and details. It will then take you weeks or even months to finish an embroidery project. But, those days are long gone. With the ingenuity of embroidery machines, even the most delicate and intricate embroidery design can be done… fast….

Ribbon Flowers Red Roses Embroidery

This is a great tutorial on ribbon flowers, embroidery roses. Satin Ribbon Embroidery Roses is three dimensional. The lovely red roses are of course the classics, but we highly recommend mixing it up with a few other colors of your choosing. From whites to blacks to yellows to blues. You will need: 7mm ribbon Embroidery…

Ribbon Embroidery Flowers by Hand

Ribbon embroidery, usually done with soft silk ribbons, adds a beautifully textured dimension to your embroidered fabric. It looks classy and has an old-world charm associated with it. Flowers done with ribbon embroidery look stunning on dresses, purses and pillow covers. Choose a tight fabric with an even-weave. Linen, dupioni silk, velvet, denim, cotton brocade,…

Stem Stitch Tutorial

I’m going to teach you hand embroidery stitches for beginners. You will need cotton embroidery floss threads, linen or any other fabric, needle and an embroidery hook. Stem Stitch Also known as crewel stitch, stalk stitch. Stem Stitch is my favorite hand embroidery stitch, because it is so versatile and so attractive. It is one…