If you’re hooked on hand-embroidery and want to expand your techniques, you’ve come to the right spot!
If you’re one of those people who’ve said to yourself, “Wow, I’d like to learn to do that,” but aren’t sure where to start – start here.
The point of this site is not to instruct the reader on every tiny nuance of embroidery. Rather, the point is to supply you with a resource base, and to discuss various techniques, pitfalls, troubleshooting, and all the joys and frustrations that come with hand embroidery.
To embroider, you really only need three things: fabric, needle, and thread (and, in some cases, you don’t even need fabric – but more on that later).
The fiber-arts market is heavily laden with all kinds of enticing goodies, and if you’re not careful, you’ll end up making a massive investment in materials that you don’t necessarily need. But perhaps that’s half the fun of embroidery – the abundant sources of inspiration… and the fun accessories!
If you’re like me and millions of others, though, all that inspiration stuff can lead to a closet full of unfinished projects, to bookshelves packed with books not quite what you had in mind, to a lack of storage space, to a lack of clear purpose, and perhaps even a disorganized mess.
So what do you want to do? Do you want to get started on basic embroidery? Do you want to learn how to make those beautiful old cutwork linens? You want to decorate your children’s clothes? Your clothes? Do you want to adorn your house with fine linens and things? Do you want to make things to sell? Or perhaps market your own skills and become an instructor?
Bookmark Needle ‘n Thread, and look for regular updates on resources, tips, techniques, and all kinds of ideas for the needleworker.
And do feel free to leave comments and suggestions for other readers and to join in with advice or whathaveyou!
See you soon!