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 blogs

To help you on your embroidery journey, we keep three blogs updated. First is our beginners blog for the basics of embroidery. Then we've got an embroidery ideas blog to give you some inspiration, and lastly a stitch guide blog (which mostly has video tutorials) to take you through the main embroidery stitches. Hopefully some or all of the blogs are helpful to you!
As the most basic description, embroidery is the art of using a needle and thread to decorate fabric. In this post, I'm going to explain what embroidery is and take you through a few of the different types of embroidery, as well as show you photos of historic and modern examples of each type.
What options are there for displaying your finished embroidery pieces?
Some tips for any beginners out there suffering from "blank hoop syndrome"!

Sometimes you see an embroidery project that blows you away. The Red Dress project - conceived and developed by British artist Kirstie MacLeod - is one of those. Take a look!

I'm SO excited to announce the continuation of our favourite Paraffle tradition: our Black Friday Charity Event! This year, we’re partnering with Excellent Development - 25% of Paraffle sales from the Black Friday weekend will be donated to them.

Looking for ideas as to what you can hand embroider directly on to? I've listed out a few ideas here!

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!