Embroidery Basics

Learn about embroidery and cross-stitch supplies and basic techniques.

Learn how to create various ribbon embroidery stitches with our simple tutoria...

Refer to these diagrams and instructions for the most common embroidery...

Learn tricks to working with embroidery floss while you're starting and ending...

When it comes to these basic stitches, a picture is worth a thousand words.

Here's what you need to know in a nutshell.

Use this calculator to determine sizes of fabrics, patterns, and the finished...

Start right with a firmly and neatly secured thread.

Work counted cross-stitch on any fabric that allows you to make consistently...

Also used in hand sewing, this stitch belongs on fabric edges.

With so many products on the market, choosing a thread for cross-stitch can be...

Secure your cross-stitch neatly with these steps.

The half cross-stitch is just what its name implies -- half a cross-stitch.

This is the first stitch to master when you take up cross stitch.

Tricky at first but easy to master with practice, the French knot appears in...

A simple technique for embellishing your cross-stitch project.

Add this essential stitch to your repertoire.

To obtain rounded shapes in a design, use quarter and three-quarter...

Confused by all the choices in needles for your needlework projects? Here's...

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