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Getting Started with Embroidery

Learn the basics of embroidery, the lingo, and what you will need to get started.
  1. Frequently Asked Questions (13)
  2. Transferring Embroidery Designs (3)

Embroidery Basics Tab
Learn how to embroider by visiting the Basics Tab on the main page. Here you will find links to the for a variety of embroidery basics including stitch diagrams, techniques, tips and frequently asked embroidery questions.

Embroidery Tips
Here you will find tips for working a successful embroidery project.

20 Common Embroidery Mistakes
Every hobby has its learning curve, and embroidery is no exception. By reviewing these 20 Common Embroidery Mistakes, you'll be a step ahead by knowing what to avoid before starting an embroidery project.

Teaching Kids to Embroider
Teaching kids to embroider is fun and easy, and you'll be helping them learn skills that will last a lifetime! Use these Top Ten Tips when planning to teach embroidery to children.

Embroidery Projects for Beginners
Here's a list of embroidery patterns that are perect for beginners! These patterns use basic embroidery stitches as they build your skills.

How to Use an Embroidery Hoop
The embroiery hoop is an essential part of any stitcher's work basket. It holds the fabric taunt to ensure well-formed embroidery stitches. Here's how to use an embroidery hoop.

Choosing an Embroidery Hoop
Embroidery hoops are indispensible tools for working embroidery. They come in a wide range of sizes, colors, styles and materials, and every stitcher has their own favorite brand. Learn how to select the right hoop for your project.

Separating Strands of Embroidery Floss
Many of the threads used in hand embroidery can be separated. Learn how to separate embroidery floss or other stranded threads without tangling.

Using a Needle Threader
Using a wire threader makes threading the eye of an embroidery needle easy. This tutorial will show you just how simple it is to thread your embroidery floss or other needlework thread through your needle without using the lick 'em and stick 'em approach.

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