A is for...Almost Finished!
After a long weekend of stitching off and on, my voided floral-themed A monogram is just about finished! Let me warn you right now - this type of embroidery is addicting. Once you get into a piece like this, it's a bit like getting hooked into a Really Good Book. It's hard to put down! For th
From Hand Embroidery Stitches to Small Businesses
Today begins a series of articles here on Needle 'n Thread about your embroidery. Last week, I asked for photo contributions from the Needle 'n Thread community, highlighting your own embroidery projects that were influenced in some way by the content provided on Needle 'n Thread. Well, I rece
New Embroidery Patterns BIG BLOOMS
Big beautiful flowers! Botanical hand embroidery patterns with bumble bees, frogs, poppies, roses and more for hand embroidery!
Your place to buy and sell all things handmade
This is a boat-neck top I hand-embroidered with a wonderful vintage design of an owl and flowers. The design has a folkloric look to it and I wanted to make it very colorful and whimsical. The owl is embroidered in shades of blue and I used various shades of orange, fuchsia and purple for the flowers. The top itself looks unworn. It is an off white/creamy color in 70% cotton/26% poly/4% elastane material (so there is a bit of stretch to it). It has a boat neck and 3/4 length sleeves. The…
How to Start Embroidering Without Making a Knot
Embroidery is a nearly perfect craft: It's relaxing, it's creative and there aren't too many rules. But some guidelines can help take your needlework to the next level. And one of the most basic is to avoid knotting your thread.