Category Archives: Embroidery

Cross Stitch

Cross stitch is probably the oldest form of needlework, and appears in every society throughout the world. However, its history is often difficult to determine, particularly in folk traditions. One of the earliest books of cross stitch designs was published … Continue reading

Posted in backstitch, cross stitch, Embroidery, French knots, herringbone, satin stitch | Tagged | Leave a comment

Organizing embroidery designs

Colour, line and texture What ever subject you choose to observe, examine all the subtleties of its colours and textures, its structure and the lines that give its definition. The understanding of these core elements will help you build the … Continue reading

Posted in colour, Embroidery, line, printed materials, texture | Leave a comment

Inspiration for embroidery designs

There the process of designing your own pieces of embroidery may start with deciding on a particular project you want to make, such as a panel, a bag or an item of clothing, or grow out of a design idea from … Continue reading

Posted in design, Embroidery | 1 Comment

Emboidery Sewing Machines

A sewing machine is one of the most creative embroidery tools at your disposal. You do not need to spend a fortune on the latest model is even a basic machine can produce a wide range of wonderful effects. To ensure … Continue reading

Posted in Emboidery Sewing Machines | Tagged | Leave a comment

Embroidery techniques

There has been a great upsurge of interest and innovation in the art of embroidery in recent years. Modern embroiderers have a new, experimental attitude to their art and use a wide variety of fabrics and threads, some of them far from … Continue reading

Posted in Aida, backstitch, buttonhole, couching, crewel work, cross stitch, Embroidery, Embroidery techniques, French knots, Hardanger, running stitch, satin stitch, silk shading, stumpwork | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The history of Embroidery

The art of decorating textiles is almost as old as the human race, and the study of its history affords fascinating insight into the social, economic and religious aspects of Art and design throughout the centuries. Embroidery has been used in … Continue reading

Posted in Embroidery, History of Embroidery | Tagged | Leave a comment