We’re sending a big thank-you to embellished jeans and cheeky throw pillows for making embroidery the latest crafty comeback. (Seriously, just look at the magic that's happening over on Insta.) Want in? These 10 stitches will get you started, and are a great foundation for taking your hoop to the next level.
Let your stitches run wild with mixed-media embroidery! Embroiderer Nichole Vogelsinger shows you how to make three boho-chic hoop designs using a combination of stitches, fabrics (great for stash-busting!) and embellishments such as beads, buttons and more.
A spiritual symbol in Buddhism, the beautiful mandala represents the universe at large. This hand-drawn pattern from Cozyblue is intricate enough to encapsulate the cosmos, yet easy enough for enthusiastic beginners (yes, really)! The pattern is pre-printed on cotton, so you can load up the 6” hoop and start stitching—no need for transfers or tracing.
It’s midnight in the garden of good embroidery! This advanced-beginner pattern puts bright botanicals front and center on a black backdrop, creating a moody-yet-magical design. The pattern is pre-printed on cotton, so you can load up the 6” hoop and start stitching—no need for transfers or tracing.
There's a key message behind this design: Be kind to yourself. Now, you can hang this powerful sentiment on your wall with a kit from Cozy Blue! The project includes everything you need to create your own own embroidery art, and the design is pre-printed on Kona cotton fabric (which means you can get stitching sooner).
Everyone agrees that the moon is magical. The way it waxes and wanes, and makes the tides ebb and flow—it’s reminiscent of stitching, isn’t it? This lunar cycle embroidery kit unites those powerful forces with a pattern that’s pre-printed on cotton—so you can load up the 6” hoop and start stitching.
Wooden embroidery hoops are the ultimate finish for any hand-sewn project. These high-quality wooden hoops will keep your fabric base tight and taut, whether you’re working on a beginner’s cross stitch or completing a masterwork of needlepoint.
Create your next masterpiece with the Valdani 3 Strand Sampler Pack! You'll receive 12 balls of 100% cotton floss, hand-dyed in a range of beautiful hues. Featuring a subtle sheen, these colorfast threads are ideal for sewing, embroidery and appliqué.
Whether you’re just beginning to embroider, or you’re a pro looking for a needle refresh, this set of DMC Embroidery Needles will cover all your bases. At 1 ¼“ – 1 ½“ long and made of premium grade nickel-plated steel, these high-quality needles are sure to stay in tip-top stitching shape.
No need to jump through hoops in order to secure your fabric! These plastic embroidery hoops will keep your fabric base tight and taut, whether you’re working on a beginner’s cross stitch or completing a masterwork of embroidery.