Embroidery Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

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Search for FREE mbroidery Patterns by Name. This list contains those beginning with the letters A through L.

Free Autumn Hand Embroidery Pattern
Download and stitch this free hand embroidery pattern for fall, featuring Autumn word art and a scattering of leaves.

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10 Embroidery Accounts You Should Follow on Instagram
Follow these 10 Instagram feeds for a steady stream of fresh embroidery inspiration.

Embroidery Community
Join a local or online embroidery group, club or guild, visit a museum or embroidery exhibit, meet the designers and learn more about embroidery from other stitchers.

Embroidery Directories - LNS Embroidery Supplies and Shops in the United States, Canada, Europe and Beyond
Find your local needlework store in the United States, Canada, Europe and Beyond. Your LNS is the best resource for embroidery materials and supplies, as well as expert advice.

Easy Embroidery Projects
Use embroidery to stitch up some fun and easy projects and gifts.

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Embroidered Autumn Leaf Garland
Decorate your home for fall with a handmade leaf garland, painted and embroidered by you. (No special painting skills required!)

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FREE Sashiko Embroidery Patterns - Set 1
Sashiko is a form of Japanese hand embroidery using the running stitch to create a pattern made almost entirely with dashed lines.

Sashiko Pattern 8 - About Embroidery
Sashiko is a form of Japanese hand embroidery using the running stitch to create a patterned background. The Japanese word Sashiko means

Working the Sashiko Stitch - About Embroidery
Sashiko is a form of Japanese hand embroidery using the running stitch to create a patterned background. The Japanese word Sashiko means

Sashiko Pattern 1 - About Embroidery
Sashiko is a form of Japanese hand embroidery using the running stitch to create a patterned background. The Japanese word Sashiko means

Sashiko Pattern 2 - About Embroidery
Sashiko is a form of Japanese hand embroidery using the running stitch to create a patterned background. The Japanese word Sashiko means

Sashiko Pattern 3 - About Embroidery
Sashiko is a form of Japanese hand embroidery using the running stitch to create a patterned background. The Japanese word Sashiko means

Sashiko Pattern 4 - About Embroidery
Sashiko is a form of Japanese hand embroidery using the running stitch to create a patterned background. The Japanese word Sashiko means

Sashiko Pattern 5 - About Embroidery
Sashiko is a form of Japanese hand embroidery using the running stitch to create a patterned background. The Japanese word Sashiko means

Sashiko Pattern 6 - About Embroidery
Sashiko is a form of Japanese hand embroidery using the running stitch to create a patterned background. The Japanese word Sashiko means

Sashiko Pattern 7 - About Embroidery
Sashiko is a form of Japanese hand embroidery using the running stitch to create a patterned background. The Japanese word Sashiko means

Hand Embroidery Stitches
Learn to work a variety of hand embroidery stitches. The stitches are arranged alphabetically, as well as by stitch family or embroidery type to make them easy to find. Learn a new stitch, or try a variation of a familiar embroidery stitch by following the simple stitch diagrams.

Embroidery Stitches - Directions for Embroidery Stitches - Embroidery Stitch Diagrams
Find a specific stitch diagram using the Stitch List for quick reference, or scroll though this section to locate a stitch alphabetically. Each link features a detailed stitch diagram and directions for working the embroidery stitches.

Fern Stitch Embroidery - Directions for Working the Fern Stitch
The fern stitch is a surface embroidery stitch used to create an open, lacy stitch along a straight or curved line. It's beautiful worked as tree branches, ferns, or seaweed in a project.

How to Work the Fern Stitch - About Embroidery
The fern stitch is a surface embroidery stitch used to create an open, lacy stitch along a straight or curved line. It's beautiful worked as tree branches, ferns, or seaweed in a project.

Embroidery – Patterns, Stitches and Techniques
Get free embroidery patterns, and learn about different kinds of embroidery stitches, embroidery floss and techniques.

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Autumn Leaves Wreath Embroidery Pattern
Get ready for fall with a free embroidery pattern for a wreath border of autumn leaves, plus individual leaf patterns so you can stitch creatively!

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Working the Fly Stitch
The Fly Stitch is a basic surface embroidery stitch that can be worked singly, as a scattered filling, or in rows.

Fly Stitch - Directions for Working the Fly Stitch
The Fly Stitch is a basic surface embroidery stitch that can be worked singly, as a scattered filling, or in rows.

FREE Embroidery Patterns for Autumn Stitching
Check out these FREE embroidery patterns for Autumn stitching. These classic fall motifs are perfect for seasonal projects.

Working the Straight Stitch - Straight Stitch Embroidery
Straight Stitch can be worked on any type of embroidery fabric by working a long, straight stitch individually or in groups forming patterns. Using straight stitches arranged in groups you can makes leaves and flowers or geometric designs. Premark the fabric, or work the stitch freestyle, creating an infinite number of unique patterns.

Straight Stitch - A Building Block in Embroidery
Straight stitch is a basic embroidery stitch that can be worked individually or in groups, forming simple to intricate designs.

Basic Satin Stitch - Directions for Working the Satin Stitch
Basic, flat satin stitch is an easy filling stitch that can be used to fill smaller areas that are not to be padded or raised, and has also been called the flat satin stitch.

How to Work Basic Satin Stitch
Satin stitch is a fill stitch that creates a smooth surface in your embroidery. It's easy to learn and perfect for filling small areas.

How to Work Woven Wheel Stitch
Learn how to work a woven wheel, also called woven rose stitch. This easy embroidery stitch makes beautiful flowers!

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Working the Lazy Daisy Stitch - About Embroidery
The Lazy Daisy isn't a stitch per se, but instead is the term used for a group of single, detached chain stitches worked in the shape of a flower. You can have any number of petals in a single flower.

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DIY Embroidery Scissors Tassel Charm
Give your embroidery scissor some charm with this DIY tassel fob. Not only does it add style, but it makes them easy to spot!

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Embroidery Types
Learn about the different types of embroidery, including surface embroidery, drawn thread, pulled thread, hardanger, cutwork, crewel embroidery and much more.

Silk Ribbon Embroidery
Learn how to stitch with ribbon, creating lifelike florals and other designs with this classic embroidery method dating back to the 1700s.

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Happy Crayons Free Embroidery Pattern
This free vintage-style hand embroidery pattern of three crayon friends is perfect for stitching on your child's school or art tote, or even a t-shirt!

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Easy DIY Embroidered Pillow Cover
With the simplest sewing you'll ever do, you can turn a piece of your embroidery into a pillow cover that is perfect for home decor or a gift.

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Working Ribbon Stitch for Ribbon Embroidery
Learn how to do ribbon stitch in silk ribbon embroidery. This common stitch is can be altered several ways to create beautiful stitching.

Alphabetically - M through Z
Search for FREE mbroidery Patterns by Name. This list contains those beginning with the letters M through Z.

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Choose Joy Embroidery Pattern
Embroider a reminder to choose joy with this free pattern. The design can be stitched at any size, and includes files for stitching extra large.

Tools and Supplies
Equip your workbasket with these basic embroidery essentials, read about the latest gizmos and gadgets for embroidery, and locate shops online or in your area that carry embroidery supplies.

10 Pairs of Beautiful, Fun and Unique Embroidery Scissors
Embroidery scissors are an essential tool for stitching, and these 10 beautiful and unique pairs will give you a look at a few of the options!

Embroidery Techniques
Use these methods, techniques and ideas to enhance your stitching or to try something new.

An Introduction to Giant Stitching
Oversized embroidery pieces are impressive! Learn how to embroider at a much larger size with this fun technique for giant stitching.

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Embroidery Finishing
Here you'll find inspiration, directions, and ideas for framing and finishing your embroidery projects in a number of different ways.

Glossary & Terminology
Embroidery has its share of both common and unusual terms. Search for glossary items alphabetically to learn more about this fascinating hobby.

Creative Stitch Use
Learn fun new ways to apply embroidery stitches in your work.

Embroidery Knots - Knots Used in Embroidery
Learn to work the different knots used in embroidery to help keep your work tidy and your threads secure.

Transferring Embroidery Designs to Fabric - Marking a Design
There are several ways to transfer an embroidery design to your fabric. Some methods are temporary, while others are permanent. Choose the best transfer method for yoour project.

Getting Started
Learn the basics of embroidery, the lingo, and what you will need to get started.

Directions for Working the Blanket Stitch - About Embroidery
The blanket stitch can be used to create an edging, used as a surface embroidery stitch, or to applique elements in place on an embroidery project.

Directions for Embroidering the Blanket Stitch
The blanket stitch can be used to create an edging, used as a surface embroidery stitch, or to applique elements in place on an embroidery project.

Embroidery on Paper - About Embroidery
Learn this easy technique to stitch designs on heavy paper or cardstock to add embroidery accents to cards, gift tags and scrapbook pages.

Materials Needed - About Embroidery
Learn to stitch on paper. Use this easy technique to stitch embroidery designs on heavy paper or cardstock to add embroidered accents to cards, gift tags and scrapbook pages.

Pierce the Paper - About Embroidery
Learn to stitch on paper. Use this easy technique to stitch embroidery designs on heavy paper or cardstock to add embroidered accents to cards, gift tags and scrapbook pages.

Work the Embroidery Design - About Embroidery
Learn to stitch on paper. Use this easy technique to stitch embroidery designs on heavy paper or cardstock to add embroidered accents to cards, gift tags and scrapbook pages.

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How to Work Detached Woven Picot Stitch
A guide for working the detached woven picot embroidery stitch. It makes beautiful leaves and petals that leap from the fabric!

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Free Fruit Border Embroidery Pattern
Stitch a colorful fruit border with this free hand embroidery pattern. The tiny fruits are in rainbow order and are perfect for summer!

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How to Create Embroidered Felt Flowers
Make embroidered florals that stand out by adding felt. The extra layer gives your flowers dimension, texture, and speeds up the stitching!

Embroidery Resources - Resources for Embroidery
Here you will find a wealth of embroidery resources including conversion charts, manufacturer's information, as well as embroidery book and patterns reviews.

An Interview with Anne Oliver of Lolli & Grace
Meet Anne Oliver of Lolli & Grace and learn more about her bold and colorful embroidery style and process.

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Sashiko Patterns, Projects and Information
Find free sashiko patterns, projects and resources as you learn more about this elegant form of Japanese folk embroidery.

Sashiko Patterns, Projects and Information
Find free sashiko patterns, projects and resources as you learn more about this elegant form of Japanese folk embroidery.

Are Vanishing Ink or Water-Soluble Markers Safe to Use?
Are washable or disappearing ink fabric markers safe to use? Learn more about using water-soluble marking pens in your embroidery projects.

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How to Stitch Glowing Celebration Sparklers
Use metallic and glow-in-the-dark threads to embroider celebration sparklers for your favorite holiday!

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Embroidering with Sewing Threads
Threads designed for hand embroidery aren't the only thing to stitch with. Try working with sewing threads for more options!

15 DIY Travel and Organizing Kits for Your Embroidery
Make your own embroidery bag, case or travel kit with one of these 15 patterns and tutorials.

15 DIY Travel and Organizing Kits for Your Embroidery
Make your own embroidery bag, case or travel kit with one of these 15 patterns and tutorials.

Teaching Kids to Embroider
Teaching kids to embroider is fun and easy, and you'll be helping them learn skills and embroidery basics that will last a lifetime!

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Ice Cream Cone Mandala Free Embroidery Pattern
A ring of summer treats make this a free embroidery pattern that's as yummy to look at as it is relaxing to stitch.

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DIY Project Pouch for Embroidery
Keep your latest embroidery project safe and clean in a project pouch you can make yourself. No prior sewing experience needed!

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Embroidery Tinting with Crayons, Colored Pencils and Paint
Fill stitches aren't the only way to add color to large area of embroidery. Use tinting to quickly fill in your embroidered outline!

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DIY Sashiko-Stitched Zakka Sachet
Sew a sweet-smelling sachet with a bit of sashiko embroidery. They are easy to make and are wonderful gifts!

Warp and Weft - About Embroidery
Warp and weft refers to the vertical and horizontal threads in a loomed or woven fabric, and knowing how they work is helpful for embroidery.

Top Ten Embroidery Blogs - About Embroidery
Ten of the most popular or useful hand embroidery and needlework blogs. Each site features talented designers, freebies, tips and techniques.

Needle Minders and Needle Keepers - About Embroidery
A needle minder is a handy tool to keep in your workbasket. Attach it to your fabric to keep your pre-threaded needles safe and on-hand while you stitch.

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Simple Single Patterns for Sashiko Embroidery
Sashiko embroidery isn't always repeating patterns. These free designs can be quickly stitched as single motifs.

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How to Make a Needle Minder
Using a magnetic needle minder will help prevent lost needles. Learn how to make your own custom needle minder with this easy tutorial.

Embroidery Book and Tool Reviews
Guide reviews for embroidery books, tools and supplies

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An Interview with Sarah Watson, Author of Pen to Thread
Some some time getting to know Sarah Watson, the author of Pen to Thread. This new embroidery book is filled with over 750 designs to stitch!

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DIY Embroidered Felt Patches
Make some embroidered flair for your jacket or tote bag with this easy project. You can stitch felt patches of all your favorite things!

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How to Work Couching as Fill Stitching
Use couching stitch as a fill in your embroidery. It makes a great basket weave texture and creates a solid area in a hurry!

Most 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.

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. Page 2.

Embroidery FAQs - Frequently Asked Embroidery Questions
There's no such thing as a silly question. Find answers to frequently asked embroidery questions in this section.

41 Things We Love About Embroidery
There are so many reasons to love embroidery, and this list from stitchers around the world will make you want to pull out your needle and floss!

You Did It! Free Embroidery Pattern
Recognize an achievement with an embroidered shout of

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Every Embroidery Stitch You'll Ever Need
Here you will find a list of stitches for surface embroidery. These are the basic stitches that every beginner to embroidery should learn, as well as variations of well-known embroidery stitches.

Every Embroidery Stitch You'll Ever Need
Here you will find a list of stitches for surface embroidery. These are the basic stitches that every beginner to embroidery should learn, as well as variations of well-known embroidery stitches.

Every Embroidery Stitch You'll Ever Need
Here you will find a list of stitches for surface embroidery. These are the basic stitches that every beginner to embroidery should learn, as well as variations of well-known embroidery stitches.

Every Embroidery Stitch You'll Ever Need
Here you will find a list of stitches for surface embroidery. These are the basic stitches that every beginner to embroidery should learn, as well as variations of well-known embroidery stitches.

Every Embroidery Stitch You'll Ever Need
Here you will find a list of stitches for surface embroidery. These are the basic stitches that every beginner to embroidery should learn, as well as variations of well-known embroidery stitches.

Every Embroidery Stitch You'll Ever Need
Here you will find a list of stitches for surface embroidery. These are the basic stitches that every beginner to embroidery should learn, as well as variations of well-known embroidery stitches.

Patterns and Projects
Build your embroidery skills - find the perfect free embroidery pattern or project for your skill level. Patterns for beginner and intermediate stitchers are included.

Easy Embroidered Headband
Make an embroidered headband to show off your stitching. It's easy to customize and makes a great gift! This simple tutorial shows you how.

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How to Add Embellishment by Embroidering Printed Fabrics
Add character and easy embroidery decoration to your favorite printed fabric. The design becomes a pattern for you to follow!

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May Flowers Free Embroidery Pattern
April showers bring May flowers, and this umbrella scooped them up for a colorful display in this free hand embroidery pattern.

How to Work Split Stitch
Learn how to embroider with split stitch. It's a useful stitch for working outlines and has a tidy appearance on the back.

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How to Embroider Tiny Flowers
Learn how to embroidery the tiniest of floral designs with a few simple stitches. They're perfect for making embroidered jewelry!

Ten Embroidery Hoops for Holding Tiny Stitches
Frame your tiny stitching creatively in one of these miniature embroidery hoops or mounting frames.

Stitch and Sew Wall Hanging
Hoops are a favorite way to finish and display embroidery, but for a change in look and shape, try sewing an easy wall hanging!

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Six Embroidery Stitch Combinations
Layer a few different stitches to make a border or more complex line. Use these embroidery stitch combinations as a starting point!

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Printable Linen Floss Bobbins
Print your own bobbins and organize your embroidery floss with this free printable. They have a natural linen texture and fit standard floss boxes!

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Funky Farm Friends Embroidery Pattern
Stitch up some slightly silly farm animals with these free embroidery patterns. They're perfect for animal lovers of all ages!

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Wrapped and Woven Embroidery Stitches
Simple embroidery stitches get a quick and easy update with a quick weave or wrap of floss.

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Combining Stitches to Create Borders and More
Combine some of your favorite embroidery stitches to create new designs and borders for your stitching!

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Easy Sashiko Kitchen Towel Project
Choose your favorite sashiko pattern and embroider this simple towel with a repeating pattern.

Stitch a Candlewick Embroidery Design - About Embroidery
Candlewick embroidery is a type of whitework. Large knots are embroidered in heavy thread on cotton or linen fabrics usign the Colonial Knot stitch on a pre-marked design.

Work this Simple Deer Pattern in Your Favorite Technique - About Embroidery
This free hand embroidery pattern featuring a prancing deer can be worked in nearly any technique! In these three samples, I've worked the same deer pattern in surface embroidery, crewel stitches, and basic pulled thread stitches.

Completing a Colonial Knot - About Embroidery
Candlewick embroidery is a type of whitework. Large knots are embroidered in heavy thread on cotton or linen fabrics usign the Colonial Knot stitch on a pre-marked design.

Starting a Colonial Knot - About Embroidery
Candlewick embroidery is a type of whitework. Large knots are embroidered in heavy thread on cotton or linen fabrics usign the Colonial Knot stitch on a pre-marked design.

Candlewick Embroidery Tutorial - About Embroidery
Candlewick embroidery is a type of whitework. Large knots are embroidered in heavy thread on cotton or linen fabrics usign the Colonial Knot stitch on a pre-marked design.

French Knot with a Tail - About Embroidery
The French knot with a tail is worked similarly to a standard French knot, but with a tail. this stitch makes a pretty flower, flower center or stamens.

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Working the Pekinese Embroidery Stitch
Learn how to work this beautiful stitch that creates a border in one or two colors.

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Easter Bunny Basket Stitching Pattern
Download this free pattern and embroider a sweet little bunny in an Easter basket!

Embroidery Patterns and Projects by Type
Search for FREE embroidery patterns and projects by the type or style of embroidery used in the project.

11 Embroidery Projects to Stitch for Easter
Find ideas and inspiration with one of these embroidery projects designed for the Easter season.

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Working with Metallic Embroidery Threads
Metallic threads can be an embroiderer's nightmare, but they don't have to be! Learn how to bring some sparkle to your stitching with less frustration.

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Bullion Knot Rose Embroidery Tutorial
Learn how to embroider a beautiful flower with bullion knots. The resulting rose is impressive and adds great dimension to your work.

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Sweet and Cute St. Patrick's Day Embroidery Patterns
Embroider these super cute patterns for St. Patrick's Day or any time you need a little

How to Paint Embroidery Hoops for Framing
Give your hoop a colorful finish by painting it before framing your work. Learn tips and tricks, plus three ideas for how to paint your wooden embroidery hoop.

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Hubs - Project Hubs
These lists contain projects pertaining to a theme, and feature a wide variety of crafts and hobby techniques.

Rainbow Embroidery Projects
A rainbow of embroidery inspiration! These colorful stitching projects are just the thing to brighten gray days.

Eiffel Tower - Springtime in Paris Pattern
Embroider the Eiffel Tower in your favorite hand embroidery stitches. The free Springtime in Paris pattern can be worked in a solid color or multiple colors of surface embroidery, and would look terrific worked on kitchen towels, a pillow or an apron front.

Eiffel Tower - Springtime in Paris Pattern - About Embroidery
Embroider the Eiffel Tower in your favorite hand embroidery stitches. The free Springtime in Paris pattern can be worked in a solid color or multiple colors of surface embroidery, and would look terrific worked on kitchen towels, a pillow or an apron front.

Remove the Basting and the Paper Pattern - About Embroidery
The tracing paper transfer method of marking an embroidery design on fabric uses tissue or tracing paper, and is a great way to transfer a design to fabric without actually marking the fabric. This makes this technique well-suited for use on delicate or non-washable fabrics such as silk, wool, leather, angora or dry-clean only fabrics.

Using the Tracing Paper Transfer Method
The tracing paper transfer method of marking an embroidery design on fabric uses tissue or tracing paper, and is a great way to transfer a design to fabric without actually marking the fabric. This makes this technique well-suited for use on delicate or non-washable fabrics such as silk, fine wool, leather, angora or dry-clean only fabrics, as well as gauzy fabrics or netting.

Baste the Pattern Transfer to the Fabric and Begin Stitching - About Embroidery
The tracing paper transfer method of marking an embroidery design on fabric uses tissue or tracing paper, and is a great way to transfer a design to fabric without actually marking the fabric. This makes this technique well-suited for use on delicate or non-washable fabrics such as silk, wool, leather, angora or dry-clean only fabrics.

Directions for Working the Herringbone Stitch
The Herringbone Stitch is used in surface embroidery to make a wide band of stitches, and has several different variations.

Working and Variations of the Stem Stitch
How to work the stem stitch and variations of the stem stitch. This common embroidery stitch is used in surface embroidery as well as many other embroidery types.

Working the Stem Stitch as a Filling - About Embroidery
Working the stem stitch as a filling.

Tips for Keeping Embroidery Clean and Protected
Keeping your embroidered items clean and properly stored will ensure a lifetiime of enjoyment. Following these top ten tips will help keep your projects looking their best.

Redwork Embroidery: Definition & Stitchers' Resources
Redwork encompasses any type of embroidery worked in red thread on white or natural-colored fabric. It is most common in surface embroidery and cross stitch. Redwork has been commonly used in folk embroidery since the advent of stable dyes.

Blackwork Embroidery: Definition & Stitchers' Resources
Blackwork is a style of counted thread embroidery thought to have originated in Spain. It is traditionally worked in black thread on white evenweave fabric.

Whitework Embroidery: Definition & Stitchers' Resources
Whitework is any type of embroidery worked in white thread on a white fabric ground. White-on-white embroidery is beautiful, elegant and can be worked in a variety of techniques, including surface embroidery, hardanger & hedebo, pulled or drawn thread, schwalm, reticella, mountmellick, cutwork & richelieu, and more. The sites listed below feature free patterns, or useful tips and tutorials for whitework embroidery.

Threads and Fibers for Hand Embroidery
Threads for embroidery are available in a wide range of fibers, colors, types and weights. Your choice of threads will depend on the type of fabric used, the fabric thread count, and the type of embroidery you are stitching. There are few hard-fast rules when it comes to selecting embroidery thread - use the type or weight that is best-suited to your project or fabric - experimentation is often the best indicator of whether or not a thread give you the desired look.

5 Embroidery Fabrics and How You Can Use Them
Fabrics for embroidery are available in different thread counts and are available in cotton, linen and blends. Tightly woven fabrics are best for surface embroidery, while loosely woven fabrics are ideal for counted thread, pulled thread and drawn thread techniques.

Conversion Charts for Embroidery Thread and Floss
If you prefer a different brand of thread rather than the one recommended in a project, conversion charts will help you find the corresponding color numbers from other manufacturers. Scroll down for a list of the most common thread conversion options.

The World's Most Beautiful Embroidery Magazine
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Sashiko Embroidery - Definition
Sashiko is a form of Japanese folk embroidery which uses a basic running stitch to create an intricate patterned background.

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

Tips for Your First Redwork Project
Tips for working Redwork Embroidery for beginners

What's the Difference Between Stem and Outline Stitch?
Learn the difference between stem stitch and outline stitch.

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Working the Couching Stitch
Learn how to use couching to work with different materials and create special effects in your embroidery.

DIY Embroidered Needle Book
Grab a small piece of your finished embroidery or stitch up something new, then make a needle book to keep all your needles safe and organized with this DIY!

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Ribboned Posy Floral Welcome Embroidery Pattern
This free embroidery pattern was inspired by motifs on a vintage handkerchief, but it still has a modern feeling to it.

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Replace Fill Stitches with Appliqué
When looking for ways to enhance your embroidery, appliqué is a great way to fill a large area or add different patterns and texture.

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Use Scroll Stitch to Make Tiny Hearts
Learn how to stitch tiny hearts for Valentine's day or for when want to add a bit of love to your next embroidery project!

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Stitch Love Book Overview with Free Turtle Sampler Pattern
Stitch Love: Sweet Creatures Big & Small is a book of embroidery and simple sewing for animal lovers of all ages! Take a peek inside and download a free pattern.

Using Stabilizer when You Embroider
Using iron-on stabilizer can be a huge help as you embroider on certain fabrics. Read more to find out when and why you should employ this useful material!

Embroidery and Needlework Magazines and Publications - About Embroidery
Embroidery and needlework magazines offer a wealth of inspiration and patterns to try, as well as useful information and tips so you can build your skills.

USA - Central - About Embroidery
Select this list to locate needlework and embroidery shops in states in the Central area of the United States. This list includes Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Alabama and Georgia, as shown on the map.

Museum Exhibits and Embroidery Collections - About Embroidery
Visiting an museum featuring an embroidery exhibit, or an organization housing a permanent collection is a great way to learn about the history of embroidery and its many variations. You're sure to walk away with inspiration and the urge to start a new project.

Beginner's Guide to Mountmellick Embroidery, by Pat Trott - About Embroidery
Guide Review of Beginner's Guide to Mountmellick Embroidery by Pat Trott.

Canada - About Embroidery
Select this list to locate needlework and embroidery shops throughout Canada.

Canada - About Embroidery
Select this list to locate needlework and embroidery shops throughout Canada.

Embroidery Clubs and Organizations - About Embroidery
Joining an embroidery club, guiild or group is a terrific way to make new friends, who share you interest in needlework and embroidery.

Top Ten Embroidery Gifts - About Embroidery
Looking for the perfect gift for your favorite embroidery enthusiast? Check out my top ten picks for perfect presents and useful stocking stuffers.

Largartera Embroidery - About Embroidery
The Spanish province of Toledo in Castilla-La Mancha has a rich embroidery history. Learn about Largartera hand embroidery, and stitch a sample pattern using the free pattern in basic surface embroidery stitches.

Largartera from My Collection - About Embroidery
The Spanish province of Toledo in Castilla-La Mancha has a rich embroidery history. Learn about Largartera hand embroidery, and stitch a sample pattern using the free pattern in basic surface embroidery stitches.

Largartera Up Close - About Embroidery
The Spanish province of Toledo in Castilla-La Mancha has a rich embroidery history. Learn about Largartera hand embroidery, and stitch a sample pattern using the free pattern in basic surface embroidery stitches.

Largartera Pattern to Stitch - About Embroidery
The Spanish province of Toledo in Castilla-La Mancha has a rich embroidery history. Learn about Largartera hand embroidery, and stitch a sample pattern using the free pattern in basic surface embroidery stitches.

Tambour Hook - About Embroidery
A tambour tool is used for bead embroidery as well as decorative chain stitch embroidery called tambour work. It has a small, bent tip similar to a crochet hook or rug hooking tool that catches the thread on the back side of the fabric, pulling it to the front side to create loops or attach beads

How to Embroider on Knitted or Crocheted Items
Learn how to add embroidery to knit or crochet pieces. They'll go from basic to beautiful with a few simple stitches!

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Embroider a Heart Garland for Valentine's Day
Embroider large, but simple hearts on linen to make this striking banner for Valentine's Day. No sewing required!

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Working the Coral Stitch
Learn how to work the Coral Stitch. It's easy and useful for working a textured line.

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Casual Script Monogram Embroidery Patterns
Personalize just about anything with these relaxed script free embroidery patterns. Use the monograms just as they are or add some embellishments!

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How to Get Started with Embroidery the Easy Way
Learn how to embroider without becoming overwhelmed. You only need minimal supplies and a few basic techniques to get started!

Snowflake Embroidery Patterns
Add a touch of snow to your embroidery with these three snowflake patterns that have just a touch of complexity.

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Ten Winter-Themed Embroidery Projects
Enjoy stitching these ten embroidery projects featuring snow, mittens, scarves, and other favorite winter motifs!

How to Iron Finished Embroidery
When your embroidery is wrinkled, how do you iron your work without ruining it? Follow this guide for the best way to press finished embroidery.

Printable Hexagon Floss Minder
Download a free printable for organizing all your extra embroidery threads. Perfect for preventing waste while keeping floss tidy!

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Wooden Gift Tags with Embroidered Accents
These handmade gift tags become part of the gift, because they're stitched and painted with love. Plus, they're made of wood, so they can double as ornaments!

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Embroidering on Wood
Anyone can embroider fabric, but with this tutorial you'll learn to create impressive embroidery by stitching on wood. It's easier than you'd think!

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Christmas Geometric Embroidery Patterns
Embrace the geometric trend this holiday season with six free embroidery patterns. Stitch a stocking, tree, wreath, mitten, heart and deer.

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Christmas Embroidery Patterns with Lots of Text
A collection of free and low-cost embroidery patterns for Christmas, each with a focus on typography and lettering.

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Working a Bullion Knot
Learn how to stitch a bullion knot for making beautiful flowers and other designs. It's worth the time it takes to learn!

Working the Reversed Chain Stitch
Chain stitch can be tricky and with one wrong pull, it will come undone, but with this easy reversed variation, you'll chain stitch faster than ever!

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Filled Pumpkin Silhouette Embroidery
A simple shape becomes spectacular with a few easy stitches that fill an area. This autumn pumpkin is just the start for silhouette embroidery!

Easy Embroidered Autumn Placemats
These simple placemats are quick to stitch and will give your table setting an autumn feel. After dinner is done, they become kitchen towels!

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FREE Give Thanks Embroidery Pattern
Download and stitch this free embroidery pattern for Thanksgiving. The floral spray and sentiment are a beautiful reminder to give thanks.

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Stitching Bold and Beautiful Flowers
Learn how to create bold and modern florals in your embroidery with satin stitching.

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How to Make Embroidered Buttons
Learn how to make your own hand-embroidered buttons with DIY covered button kits.

DIY Mini Notebook Cover
Give your Moleskine journal some extra protection and a bit of personal style with this easy embroidered felt cover.

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Using Patterns Creatively
How to use patterns in new and different ways.

Redwork Patterns
Redwork embroidery patterns and techniques.

Working the Detached Wheatear Stitch - About Embroidery
Learn how to work the detached wheatear stitch. This stitch is much like attached version, but creates a single piece of the chain.

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Working the Wheatear Stitch - About Embroidery
The wheatear stitch is a variation on the chain stitch and is useful for making borders or stitching grains, as it looks like wheat.

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Stitch a Vintage-Style Pumpkin
Embroider this Jack-o-Lantern with a witch hat and surrounded by fall flowers. The free pattern is easy and a great way to practice stitching florals!

How to Blend Floss
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Floss Blending
Blending two colors of floss together is a wonderful way to give a textured look to your stitching.

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Stitch Tiny Leaves with Simple Stitches
Try your hand at stitching tiny fall leaves. Fly stitch forms the outline and a few back stitch details finish off the embroidery.

Ghost Mama and Baby Pattern
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Stitching a Ghost Mama and Her Baby
Embroider a simple and cute ghost baby and its mama with this free embroidery pattern for Halloween.

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Water-Soluble Stabilizer for Marking Embroidery Patterns
How to use water-soluble stabilizer for marking embroidery patterns on any fabric.

Tracing on Water-Soluble Materials
How to trace embroidery designs onto different types of water-soluble stabilizer.

How to Attach Stabilizer Before Embroidering
Different ways to attach stabilizer for embroidery.

Embroidering Through Water-Soluble Stabilizers
How to stitch through stabilizers and deal with a gummy needle.

Soak Away the Stabilizer
How to remove water-soluble stabilizer by soaking or rinsing under water.

Patterns to Use for Repeating Designs
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Getting Started with Your Repeating Design
Using a small or simple embroidery pattern and repeating that design, you can create a unique pattern to fill a large area.

Layout Ideas for Creating a Repeat
Using a small or simple embroidery pattern and repeating that design, you can create a unique pattern to fill a large area.

Working with Patterns
Ideas for using embroidery patterns in new ways

Embroidery Fabric and Thread Manufacturers's Information
Links to embroidery fabric and thread manufacturers' site, contact information.

Embroidery Basics - About Embroidery
Learn how to embroider. Here you will find links to the basics for embroidery, including stitch diagrams, techniques, tips and frequently asked embroidery questions.

Embroidery Community - About Embroidery
The Embroidery Community tab features the latest embroidery news, links to popular blogs, clubs and guilds, museum exhibits and permanent collections featuring historic and contemporary embroidery, links to embroidery classes, teachers and events.

Patterns and Finishing - About Embroidery
Everyone loves free embroidery patterns! Here you will find free patterns to build your embroidery skills, and information on how to finish your projects.

How Do I Start and End a Thread? - About Embroidery
Projects shouold be knot-free whenever possible. Here's how to avoid knots in your project.

Redwork Embroidery Patterns - About Embroidery
Here you'll find a list of patterns worked in Redwork, or are suitable for Redwork embroidery.

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

Surface Alphabet - About Embroidery
This vintage-style pattern for a hand embroidered alphabet with optional flowers is worked using easy surface embroidery stitches and no-count cross stitch. Use all the letters together as a sampler, or embroider them individually create monograms or personalized projects.

Surface Alphabet Patterns - Part 1 - About Embroidery
This vintage-style pattern for a hand embroidered alphabet with optional flowers is worked using easy surface embroidery stitches and no-count cross stitch. Use all the letters together as a sampler, or embroider them individually create monograms or personalized projects.

Surface Alphabet Patterns - Part 2 - About Embroidery
This vintage-style pattern for a hand embroidered alphabet with optional flowers is worked using easy surface embroidery stitches and no-count cross stitch. Use all the letters together as a sampler, or embroider them individually create monograms or personalized projects.

Tropical Fish Pattern to Print and Stitch - About Embroidery
Work this bright, colorful set of fish using tropical shades of embroidery floss and a wide assortment of surface embroidery stitches. These fish are a great way to use stitches you may not yet have tried.

Materials Needed for the Tropical Fish - About Embroidery
Work this bright, colorful set of fish using tropical shades of embroidery floss and a wide assortment of surface embroidery stitches. These fish are a great way to use stitches you may not yet have tried.

Tropical Fish - About Embroidery
Work this bright, colorful set of fish using tropical shades of embroidery floss and a wide assortment of surface embroidery stitches. These fish are a great way to use stitches you may not yet have tried.

Seattle Space Needle Embroidery Pattern - About Embroidery
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Seattle Space Needle by working this hand embroidery design in your favorite surface embroidery stitches. The free Seattle Space Needle pattern can be worked in a solid color or multiple colors. The raindrops can be eliminated for a sunny Seattle day.

How Do I Read a Counted Thread Chart? - About Embroidery
Counted thread embroidery is normally worked from a detailed chart, indicating the placement of the embroidery thread over the warp and weft threads in the weave of the supporting embroidery fabric. In this article, you'll learn the basics of how to read a counted thread embroidery chart.

Valentine's Day Patterns - About Embroidery
Stitch a heart-felt sentiment for Valentine's Day using one of these hand embroidery patterns.

Does Embroidery Thread Have a Nap? - About Embroidery
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Northern Woods Counted Thread Pattern - About Embroidery
The Northern Woods counted thread embroidery project is a sampler of counted stitches used on a small scale, and is a perfect project for people who have not yet tried this type of embroidery. The square design can be finished as a coaster (shown) with easy self-fringed edges, or you can finish them as ornaments for the tree and gift tags or knob and scissor fobs.

Working the Northern Woods Design - About Embroidery
The Northern Woods counted thread embroidery project is a sampler of counted stitches used on a small scale, and is a perfect project for people who have not yet tried this type of embroidery. The square design can be finished as a coaster (shown) with easy self-fringed edges, or you can finish them as ornaments for the tree and gift tags or knob and scissor fobs.

I Like to Stitch with Both Hands Free - Do You Have Any Tool Tips? - About Embroidery
If you prefer to work on your embroidery projects with both hands, here are some tips that will help you secure your embroidery hoop.

Pattern for Gaspar - About Embroidery
Stitch along with us as we make a soft, colored Nativity Set (creche) for Christmas. This section contains the patterns for the Three Magi - Melchior, Balthasar and Gaspar - as well as a grouping of the three wise men that you can work in a variety of basic embroidery stitches and enhance with color.

Pumpkin Wreath and Border - About Embroidery
Stitch a project featuring the bounty of an Autumn pumpkin patch! This free pattern for a Pumpkin Patch Wreath featuring optional jack o'lantern faces accented with billowing fall leaves and delicate curving tendrils. Patterns for a coordinating border with a corner, as well as two matching spot motifs are also included.

Coordinating Border Pattern and Spot Motifs for the Pumpkin Patch Wreath - About Embroidery
Stitch a project featuring the bounty of an Autumn pumpkin patch! This free pattern for a Pumpkin Patch Wreath featuring optional jack o'lantern faces accented with billowing fall leaves and delicate curving tendrils. Patterns for a coordinating border with a corner, as well as two matching spot motifs are also included.

Embroidered Tag Ornaments - About Embroidery
These fun little ornaments are shaped like gift tags and can be stitched using a variety of surface embroidery stitches. You can finish them as ornaments for the tree, or as gift tags - even as holiday name tags. Refer to the stitch key for suggested stitches to use when working this hand embroidery pattern.

Stitch Key for the Tag Ornaments - About Embroidery
These fun little ornaments are shaped like gift tags and can be stitched using a variety of surface embroidery stitches. You can finish them as ornaments for the tree, or as gift tags - even as holiday name tags. Refer to the stitch key for suggested stitches to use when working this hand embroidery pattern.

Pattern for Melchior - About Embroidery
Stitch along with us as we make a soft, colored Nativity Set (creche) for Christmas. This section contains the patterns for the Three Magi - Melchior, Balthasar and Gaspar - as well as a grouping of the three wise men that you can work in a variety of basic embroidery stitches and enhance with color.

Gobble 'til You Wobble Turkey Embroidery Pattern - About Embroidery
The Gobble 'til You Wobble embroidery pattern features an over-stuffed turkey teetering on his skinny legs after partaking in a Thanksgiving feast. Stitch the wobbly bird in a variety of easy hand embroidery stitches on a plainweave fabric like broadcloth or muslin, or work the turkey on a pre-made kitchen towel or table runnner. The bird can even be used as the center of a wall hanging quilting project.