Embroidery techniques

Here you can learn all about the various embroidery techniques, tips and tricks to help you get the most from your crafts. From bullion stitch to needlework and tapestry, we will help you conquer everything from the basic embroidery stitches to display your designs in a decorative hoop.

How to use an embroidery hoop

How To Use An Embroidery Hoop

Embroidery hoops are useful tools for both aiding your stitching and displaying your finished pieces. To find out how to use an embroidery hoop, take a look at these tips and instructions from Hoop-la! by Kirsty Neale… Wooden embroidery hoops are easy to source, simple to use and tend to hold fabric more securely than…

How to sew a French knot

How To Sew A French Knot

If you’re serious about cross stitch, you’ll need to know how to sew a French knot. To help you master this skill, here’s some helpful advice from Jane Greenoff’s book, The New Cross Stitcher’s Bible… French knots are small but important little stitches, often used for eyes and other details. They are usually shown as…