Embroidery

Fast Framing for Your Embroidery Art

Looking for a fancier option for framing your embroidery art? I’ve got a quick method for framing behind glass that is super cheap and simple to do at home.  Note: This pattern is available through my Craftsy Class! Find out more info here. Materials:1. Finished ...

Hand Embroidered Lettering

You’ve just completed a lovely piece of embroidered art but have decided that it is missing something – text! It can be so fun to add a favorite quote or name to your work, but what stitch should you use? Below I’ve included a ...

Stitch Along Beginner’s Pattern – Update!

I decided to give my free beginner’s pattern a facelift!  Plus, I now have an affordable option in the shop to purchase a kit.  The pattern is still free, but I am now offering the supplies at cost to help you get started.   Here’s what’s ...

Keys for a Perfect Long and Short Stitch

Long and short stitch, also known as “thread-painting” or “needle-painting” is a challenging yet rewarding embroidery skill. Use this stitch to create color gradations and shading or highlighting to give your subjects a three dimensional look. Here are a few key ideas I have discovered through many hours ...

Double Hoop Assembly

UPDATE: Please find a video here showing a finishing method without glue. Write up to follow soon! Please enjoy the video tutorial below or follow along with the photos and descriptions here. Do not transfer your design until you have hooped up your fabric! ...

Fishbone Stitch Tutorial

 Fishbone stitch is a favorite for leaves but it is a fairly versatile stitch that can be used for filling other shapes. Before getting into some fun variations here is a  little refresher diagram and video. In general, we move back and forth from the ...