Here at Paraffle we want to bring embroidery to as many people as possible.

We keep three blogs updated:

👩‍🏫 One for the basics.

🎬One for the stitches.

💡And one for inspiration.

Embroidery Stitching - Full Guide

Whipping a stitch is simply winding a second thread around a previous line of stitching.

It creates a twisted effect with your thread, and is great for smoothing out gaps between stitches - perfect for writing and letters!

Turkey work has to be one of my favourite stitches! It's so tactile and fluffy - here's my tutorial on how to do it!
Bullion knots are a slightly more tricky stitch to master, but well worth it for their effect!
Long and short stitch is an excellent filler stitch you can use to blend colours together. Here's how to do it!
Split Stitch is great for creating smooth, curved lines without leaving gaps between stitches - and it’s easy to do, too!
Couching is a useful way to add textured lines to your pieces - and it's fairly easy to create, too!
Coral Stitch is a great stitch for adding texture and interest to otherwise straight or curved lines - it can be a lovely (more complicated!) substitution for Back Stitch.
Feather Stitch is a great stitch for adding borders to pieces, and is able to fill fairly large spaces with a gorgeous textured effect.
Learn how to do the most popular stitches in hand embroidery!
Learn how to finish off your piece of embroidery by backing it with felt.
If you're getting stuck with French knots, check out these tips & instructions!

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