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Embroidery Advice for Newbies

In Threads and pieces by Welcome145 Comments

by Melissa Bango, a content specialist at Ricoma Embroidery Machines. This article has such sound advice, I had to reference it here for our members. I have been stitching for years and even I learnt a thing or three about why my thread or needle keeps breaking! This article was published in Impressionist Magazine in …

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Unlocking my Imagination

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We chat to Georgia Katsarou about her experience on the first Distance Learning Hand Embroidery Course (Foundations in Hand Stitch & Design) Can you tell us about your individual stitching style? I am still in search of my individual stitching style.  For the time being, I love to stitch whatever inspires me, either from the …

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Seeing through colour

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Jenny Shannon tells  us about her experience on the Embroiderers’ Guild Distance Learning course – Exploring Opportunities in Stitch & Design. This course was every bit as good as the first! Taking the line and shape elements first, I thoroughly enjoyed making the string and foam blocks, as well as the stencils.  I learned to …

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ThreadIt – a new online Embroiderers’ Guild community welcomes members in 2020

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Free to Explore

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My stitching style usually incorporates many layers of fabric that are quite densely stitched.  I enjoy adding textile elements such as plastic net, painted fusible web and threads of different thicknesses to add depth and texture to my designs.  I often draw inspiration from the nature that surrounds me, but sometimes a piece of fabric …

Stitching with Jute and Silk

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I love how my Introduction to Hand Stitch & Design made me really think about the “why” of design. Before I would just rush headlong into things but now I actually stop to consider what it is I am trying to do, how to go about this. What colours and where? Why there and not …