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Learning How to Embroider

Learning how to embroider can be a great idea for quilt makers. Mastering some simple embroidery stitches can open up exciting new possibilities. Incorporating embroidery designs into quilts has become very popular and there are many wonderful quilt designs on the market that showcase both hand embroidery and quilting skills. Because I personally enjoy hand work, hand embroidery is often featured in many of my quilt designs. You can take a peek at some of them here.

Knowing where to start, however, can seem very daunting, especially if you have not picked up a needle and thread in a long time. But don’t worry, help is here. Learning how to embroider does not have to be difficult or frustrating. In fact learning can be easy when you watch over the shoulder of an expert. Over the next few weeks I hope to share some light on hand embroidery. Michele and I have some exciting ideas in the pipeline that you are sure to enjoy.

So let’s get started with learning some hand embroidery basics. And to make learning easy, I have a video to share with you. Here’s what you’ll discover:

  • Which size of embroidery hoop is best
  • How to separate embroidery thread/floss
  • Which needle is best for hand embroidery
  • How to attach an embroidery hoop
  • How to work Back stitch
  • How to finish off your threads at the back.

Discover the tips and secrets that will enable you to tackle your next embroidery project with ease.

Play the “how to embroider” video below to find out the basics to hand embroidery.

Did you find this video helpful?

For more videos and information about learning how to embroider click here.


Chat again soon.

Warmly Lenna

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This post was published on January 26th, 2010. Post topics: Tips and Tricks. Post tags: , .

3 Responses to “Learning How to Embroider”

  1. Sarah says:

    I have been emboidering over 70 years and am still learning something new about this art almost every day, thanks to sites like this, all the videos, and tutorials provided on the internet. Thanks for educating us.

  2. Shelley C says:

    Thanks for this info. I have a DIL that showed interest in embroidery in the past; she now has 3 children to tend to so her free time is limited, but if she shows signs of starting up again, I’ll definately send her this link.

  3. Mishka says:

    Thanks Sarah and Shelley. Lenna will be teaching us embroidery stitches and tips and tricks over the next several weeks. I’m really excited to learn too.

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