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Embroidery Basics

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Learn how to embroider! Here you will find links to the basics for embroidery, including stitch diagrams, techniques, tips and frequently asked embroidery questions, as well as tips for caring for your handmade treasures.
  1. Materials and Supplies for Embroidery
  2. Embroidery Stitches, Knots and Techniques
  3. FAQ - Frequently Asked Embroidery Questions
  4. Beginner Embroidery Basics
  1. Transferring Embroidery Designs to Fabric
  2. Embroidery Care, Conservation and Display Tips
  3. Embroidery Resources

Materials and Supplies for Embroidery

Embroidery is based on stitches worked on a fabric ground. Here you'll find links to the different types of fabric and threads for embroidery.

Embroidery Stitches, Knots and Techniques

Learn how to work the basic embroidery stitches, and how to properly use knots in an embroidery project.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Embroidery Questions

There's no such thing as a silly question. Find answers to frequently asked embroidery questions in this section. You may select the most common questions below, or visit the list of all embroidery FAQs if your question is not listed below.

Beginner Embroidery Basics

Embroidery is easier than you think, and is a great way to relax. Here are some tips and techniques that will help you get started with this wonderful hobby.

Transferring Embroidery Designs to Fabric

There are several different ways of marking an embroidery design on fabric, and each person has their favorite. The choice of techniques can also often depend on the weight or color of fabric being used.

Embroidery Care, Conservation and Display Tips

Creating beautiful pieces of embroidered art is an investment not only in costly supplies, but time and energy as well. Following these tips will help keep your projects looking their best.

Embroidery Resources

Free patterns, newsletters and forums for the embroidery enthusiast or beginner.

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