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


It's why we (try to!) 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"!
I'll talk you through how to use hand embroidery to customise and upcycle your clothes. You can create a totally unique item of clothing to show off - and it's really easy to do, once you know how. Plus, it's a great way to break the cycle of fast fashion!
Learn how to make a hand embroidered patch with our full guide for beginners. Patches are a useful way to customise your shirts, jackets and accessories. They're perfect for upcycling old clothes!
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!

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