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The Best Hand Embroidery Filling Stitches

Most of the stitches in hand embroidery can be used for filling embroidery designs. These are my favourite filling stitches: Satin stitch Satin stitch - bring the needle up through the fabric at your starting point. Insert the needle again across from your original entry point, on the opposite side of the shape you are filling. Bring the needle up on the side of the shape where you started and go back down on the opposite side. Repeat the process to make additional stitches. Brick stitch Brick stitch - Begin by pulling the needle up through the fabric and do one stitch...

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Basic Embroidery Stitches for Beginners - Part 2

Basic Embroidery Stitches for Beginners - Part 2

Here ia a simple tutorial showing you lazy daisy and french knot embroidery stitches. Once you familiarize yourself with basic stitches, you will find that they are the foundation to those more elaborate stitches. This quick tutorial covers: lazy daisy stitch, french knot stitch and woven wheel stitch (spider web stitch). Lazy daisy stitch Bring your needle up and then back down closely to the exit point leaving an inch of thread loos. Bring your needle up to where the tip of the petal will be, go through the loop you created, and bring your needle back down very close to...

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Embroidery project "You Are a Gem" + FREE pattern

Embroidery project "You Are a Gem" + FREE pattern

The pattern is simple and easy enough for beginners looking to practice a few new stitches. This design would be perfect on light-colored fabric. The pattern is designed to fit in a 6-inch embroidery hoop, but you can scale it to fit your hoop. To download the „You Are a Gem“ pattern enter e-mail in bottom of this blog post and check your e-mail inbox. Print it out and use your favourite transfer method to mark the pattern onto fabric. Easiest way to transfer embroidery pattern is with tracing carbon paper - you can find how-to video on my YouTube channel or...

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How to Get Started With Hand Embroidery

How to Get Started With Hand Embroidery

Learning embroidery doesn't have to be difficult, and It's actually an easy and inexpensive hobby to jump into.For your first project, choose a light-colored quilting cotton or a linen. Select a few colors of cotton embroidery floss. DMC brand is easy to find, inexpensive and good quality. There are many styles of embroidery hoops available, but all you need to get started is a basic wooden or plastic hoop. A 6-inch hoop will serve you well. Select any sharp needle with an eye large enough to thread embroidery floss through. Next step is to choose a design that you want...

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