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We’re sending a big thank you to embellished jeans and cheeky throw pillows for making embroidery the newest crafty comeback! Want in? These ten stitches will get you started. Plus, they're a great foundation for when you're ready to take your hoop to the next level.
Hand embroidery is all about those stitches. But those stitches are all about that floss. Not sure what to use for your next project? Let's take a look at your choices. Really, it comes down to the big three: cotton, silk, and wool. Sure, there are other specialty fibers you can use, but these three will be your heavy hitters (and the easiest to find).
Do you ever feel like you can't possibly hang another frame in your house? The next time you want to display a special photo, think outside the box and inside the hoop! Transfer the image to fabric, hoop it up and add three-dimensional details with a little embroidery floss.
Watercolor painting and embroidery. Both great art forms. But have you considered a mash-up? (Bear with us here!) Hey, it works for the most unlikely musician pairings, and it will work here. In fact, adding thread to a watercolor work will definitely add a robust new dimension to your work — a unique sculptural effect that will draw admirers.
Needle (or thread) painting is a truly artful way to embroider. Here, Jessica shows you how to use this technique to create furlike stitching for your second project, a bear cub design. She also shares tips for making expressive animal features including eyes, ears, a snout and couched mouth.
Slow-fashion pioneer Natalie Chanin, for one. Watch as simple stitches are layered to create next-level designs. This is the new embroidery.
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Embroidery is something that anyone can learn — it’s easy, affordable, and you can do it almost anywhere! In this kids’ beginner class, explore embroidery basics alongside expert Jessica Long. Learn five foundational stitches as Jessica helps you create a magical narwhal design that you can hang on your wall or give as a gift.
Master design skills to create beautiful machine embroidery on your favorite denim garments.
Discover the joys of hand embroidery alongside slow fashion pioneer Natalie Chanin.
Explore the sustainable world of slow fashion as you create a timeless hand-sewn skirt.
Learn simple software techniques to modify designs you already own! Discover how to work smarter, not harder, to create personalized embroidery projects.
Achieve professional-quality embroidered lettering on any fabric! Learn to personalize projects of all sizes with font selection, software tricks and more.
Transform an everyday sweatshirt into a stylish jacket! Get the techniques you need for superb sewing and embroidery.