One thing that is fun about embroidery is that you don’t need to be limited to stitching onto fabric. In fact, you can stitch into anything that has holes in it. Yep - metal, wood, plastic, paper and so much more! One of the amazing artists I’ve come across who does most of her stitching on anything but fabric is Beth of Freckle and Knot, and she’s created a tutorial for us today!Read More
If you’ve been following along during the 30 Days of Felt Appliqué stitchalong, you might be wondering how you can display your hand appliqué sampler. Here is a quick and easy tutorial that transforms your felt appliqué into some beautiful wall art!Read More
When it comes to the art of appliqué, beginning with felt is a great way to learn and practice. Appliqué is simply attaching a small piece of fabric to a larger piece of fabric, usually to create a decorative bit of fiber art. Felt is a great fabric for appliqué work because you can cut it however you want and it won’t fray. This eliminates some additional steps that are needed when using other fabrics for appliqué. In fact, felt appliqué is so easy that if you’ve never tried it before, you’ll be amazed at how simple and accessible it is.Read More
When it comes to my craft, a question I’m often asked is: “how do I get started with hand embroidery?”
While I could come up with an exhaustive list of all you could possibly invest in, I believe that overcomplicates things and can be a roadblock to stitching. There really are only a handful of supplies you need to begin embroidering, which is one of the many reasons I enjoy the craft so much! It doesn’t require a lot of monetary investment to get started, and you can always add to your toolbox if you decide it’s something you enjoy.
So what do you need to get started with hand embroidery? I’m glad you asked!Read More
You know the moment. You find the *perfect* fabric for your next hand embroidery project. It’s got a beautiful weave, it’s just the right color and it’s ON SALE! Yay! You get it home, cut and iron it, transfer your pattern perfectly…but when you start stitching on it, you realize your threads are just slightly showing through the back of the fabric. The good news is there is a really easy fix to this problem!Read More