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Embroidery Video Tutorial Blues!


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Readers, dear readers, I’ve got the Embroidery Video Tutorial Blues! I don’t know if it’s the camera, the editing, or the uploading…

…but for some reason, all the video tutorials I’ve tried to produce in the past week have turned out so poorly, there hasn’t been any point in posting them!

In fact, I’ll give you an example. Check out the cretan stitch video below. It’s awful! The sound is ok, but the image stinks. I suspect this may have something to do with the video host, but I will reserve comment until all possibilities have been explored.

In the meantime, I hope you keep reading the occasional snippets and that you stick around for the eventual moment when the situation is rectified!

If you have any technical clues as to what the problem may be, I’m all ears!

Here’s the last of four or five videos I’ve uploaded in the past five days, all of which have been as bad or worse as far as quality goes:



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  1. It’s not the best quality but it’s good enough to show me how it’s done. I’m currently doing an embroidery of a famous painting, The Scream, and that stitch might work for it. I’m trying to vary the stitches to keep it interesting, although I fall back on the chain stitch.
    Also thanks for shwowing the stab method…I don’t have the coordination to do it the other way!

  2. I agree with the last person it is good enough to show how it is done but it would be nice if it could be better. My best guess would be a resolution problem. Either with your camera or editing or when you upload it. Is anything making your video/file a smaller size?
    I am not a tech expert by any means, but that would be my best guess from what it looks like.

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