Embroidery refers to any stitched design with thread on fabric. There are many different types and styles from all around the world.

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Embroidery Tools

One of the things that makes hand embroidery such a good hobby is that it doesn’t require a lot of fancy equipment to do. Just a few simple tools and you are ready to go.

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Pinch stitch tutorial

Pinch stitch is a decorative stitch common in pojagi. It is traditionally used on ramie, but linen works quite well, too. It is a raised stitch with dimension and texture, as well as colour.  There are two variations, and I have shown them both.

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