embroidery tutorials

Clear tutorials for embroidery stitches and techniques.

See how to do them and how to use them in projects.

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Ten tips for using embroidery floss

Even if you’ve never tried embroidery, you’ve probably seen embroidery floss. It’s those little skeins of thread that come in hundreds of colours. Maybe your mom or your grandma had a box with it wrapped onto little cards or maybe you used to make knotted bracelets with it.

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Diamonds Bargello Stitching

Bargello stitching is made up of straight vertical stitches in repeating patterns. Commonly, this is a zig zag pattern with differences in spacing giving variations in the design. But there are many more complex designs beyond zig zag. One common traditional design is made up of diamonds.

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Flame Bargello Stitching

Flame is a traditional bargello design. It is made with vertical straight stitches and the points of the flames are made by using differing sizes of steps between the spaces. Learn a basic flame design in this tutorial.

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