Mary Corbet

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I learned to embroider when I was a kid, when everyone was really into cross stitch (remember the '80s?). Eventually, I migrated to surface embroidery, teaching myself with whatever I could get my hands on...read more

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Tips & Techniques

Tips & Techniques

A list of all kinds of hand embroidery tutorials, tips, and techniques, including beginner tips for embroidery, tips on transferring embroidery patterns and designs, working with specific embroidery threads, tips on goldwork, on silk shading, on individual embroidery stitches. These are all articles relating to hand embroidery found here on Needle ‘n Thread.

Hand Embroidery Lessons & Step-by-Step Projects

Tips Especially for Beginners

Transferring Patterns

Hoops, Frames, and Stands


Individual Stitches and Techniques

Drawn Thread Embroidery Tips


On Specific Tools


Finish Work


Miscellaneous (There’s always a junk drawer, isn’t there?)

Video Tutorials