This is a new index which I’ll be adding to the “Editor’s Floss” in the right column of Needle ‘n Thread.
Here you’ll find general categories for different types of tips, tricks, and helpful information articles on Needle ‘n Thread. I’ve linked to articles that focus solely on a certain tip or technique, as well as articles that contain helpful information within, even if they weren’t written to focus on a particular tip.
While organizing this list, I’ve noticed that I am missing some key information that is especially suited to beginners – articles that I planned to write, but never finished, etc. I’ll be finishing those up and publishing them in the near future.
As I re-organize and re-categorize some articles, I’ll add them to the list. And of course, whenever I come up with a new article that would fit under any of these categories, I’ll list it here, too, so you can find it easily.
Tips Especially for Beginners
Transferring a Repeat Pattern (Iron-on)
On Threading Needles (read the comments section, too!)
Hand Embroidered Lettering and Text Index – a series of tutorials
Tracing a Pattern (information is contained in the text of this post)
Hoops, Frames, and Stands
Using a Scroll Frame for Ribbon Embroidery (read the comments section for reader input!)
A Project from its Conception to the Beginning Stitches (includes commentary on planning, framing, transferring)
Thread Conversion – DMC to Anchor, etc.
Embroidering with Gilt Silk Twist (needle info, etc., within the artcle)
Individual Stitches and Techniques
Long and Short Stitch Shading (Thread Painting, Needle Painting) – a series of tutorials, including videos.
Whipped Backstitch and Running Stitch – Stitch direction makes a difference!
How to Make a Bullion Rose Bud – this is a video tutorial that includes tips on starting and ending threads
Satin Stitching on Linen – satin stitch on fabric usually used for counted thread techniques (check the comments section, too, for good tips!)
Drawn Thread Embroidery Tips
Taking Care of Linens and Projects (read the comments, too)
On Specific Tools
Using a Laying Tool
Tack Kit (for stretcher bars)
Stretched Purl Pearl wrapped with Thread (gold and floss twist)
Using a Plunging Lasso (for plunging goldwork threads)
Repairing Cloth of Gold (read the comment section especially!)
Organizing a Project Room (no real tips, just what I did)
Miscellaneous (There’s always a junk drawer, isn’t there?)
Setting up a Children’s Embroidery Class (including making your own thread holders)
How Many Hand Embroidery Techniques Are There, Anyway? (read comments!)
*** These articles need to be reformatted, which I will do soon. When I switched the site over last year to the new format, some of the characters and formatting didn’t transfer, and I just now noticed!!! Aaack. So I will fix these and repost them!
I hope you find something useful in this list that maybe you haven’t seen before, or perhaps you’ll find something that a stitching friend could use, and you’ll forward it on! Thanks!