The Best Embroidery Methods
I operated a popular website about the various types of embroidery
methods for 10 years. It was a great website and I met many wonderful
and talented crafters through keeping up the newsletters, blogs, and
social media interactions.
But then I got into homemaking, homeschooling, and homesteading!
Some of my old work hangs on the wall. My embroidery floss is used most often now for decorating gnome toys.
I have a passion for traditional arts and always will, so I can bring a little needleart to this website, right?
Here are some of the best pages from my old website. I hope someone finds them useful or interesting.
The Basics for All Embroidery Methods
What supplies you need depends on what style of embroidery you want to make.
Cross Stitch and Crewel
Cross Stitch Embroidery
Counted cross stitch is the most popular embroidery method. You can
learn the easy embroidery stitches quickly, and there are a variety of
cross stitch patterns to suit every style.
Basic Embroidery Stitches
Some stitches are easy, and some are complex. The basic embroidery
stitches used for crewel embroidery are also used in many other
Crazy Quilt Embroidery
Learn how stitches are used in crazy quilt embroidery. Hand embroidery is perfect for crazy quilting!
Make a Christmas Stocking
Stitch and finish a handmade Christmas stocking for a family heirloom to make the holidays memorable.
Silk Ribbon Embroidery Stitches
Make textured leaves, flower petals, and ribbon roses with ribbon embroidery stitches.
The most popular section of my old website was about huck embroidery,
also known as huck weaving, so here are several pages about that. I used
to sell DIY kits. You can still purchase my downloadable embroidery
Want to decorate a monks cloth afghan or make an embroidered towel? It's so easy!
Huck Weaving Stitches
There are only two basic stitches to learn for Swedish weaving
patterns. The design can look simple or complex depending on how many
colors and lines you use, but it is always quite simple to make.
Huck Embroidery Patterns
Download Swedish weaving patterns to decorate towels and other household items.
Have you ever tried needlepoint? There are so many different styles of
embroidery. These really are just the highlights of my big old website.
Some stitches and techniques require a special type of canvas. Make sure you're using the right kind to meet your needs.
There are a variety of canvas stitches that every needleworker should know, whether beginner or advanced.
How to Make a Painted Canvas
Designing your own pattern and transferring it to canvas mesh is easy. You can choose to make a printed or hand painted canvas.
Embroidery is a useful skill for adding finishing touches to your knitting and crochet creations, too!
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