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Beginners guide Blog

How Difficult is Embroidery?

How Difficult is Embroidery?

Nov 08, 2020Sammy Bishop

Ok you're tempted to try embroidery, but it looks complicated - more complicated than cross stitch - let's go into some detail about how difficult embroidery is or isn't!

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How to Choose and Use an Embroidery Hoop

How to Choose and Use an Embroidery Hoop

Oct 28, 2020Sammy Bishop

Carrying on from my series on the basics of embroidery, it’s time to talk about another staple – the hoop.

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What are the Best Threads for Hand Embroidery?

What are the Best Threads for Hand Embroidery?

Oct 21, 2020Sammy Bishop

Let's talk thread - the main brands, and the main types of hand embroidery thread available.

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Stitch guide blog

Backing Embroidery with Felt

Backing Embroidery with Felt

Sep 04, 2020Sammy Bishop

Learn how to finish off your piece of embroidery by backing it with felt. For me, felt is the best way to finish embroidery - it's great for covering messy hoop...

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French Knots

French Knots

Aug 19, 2020Sammy Bishop

French Knots can be tricky - but once you've got the knack, they're a gorgeous stitch for decorative fillers, outlines, adding texture, and flower blossom effects.   Instructions (given in...

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Ideas Blog

12 Embroidery Ideas for Christmas

12 Embroidery Ideas for Christmas

Nov 17, 2020Sammy Bishop

The holiday season is nearly here, which means it’s time to get thinking about festive crafts! There’s so much related to Christmas that can inspire a make, from words to...

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Why An Embroidery Kit Can Be A Great Christmas Present

Why An Embroidery Kit Can Be A Great Christmas Present

Nov 10, 2020Sammy Bishop

With Christmas around the corner, many of us who celebrate this special holiday are probably starting to plan how we’re going to get into the spirit. The festivities are certainly...

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13 Embroidery Patterns for Halloween

13 Embroidery Patterns for Halloween

Oct 28, 2020Sammy Bishop

With Halloween coming up, I’ve put together a collection of 13 incredible embroideries from other artists that will help you find some spooky inspiration. Happy Halloween!

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