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A Few Embroidery Tips that Never Grow Old


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Whether you’re new to embroidery or you’ve been on the stitching scene for decades, it never hurts to revisit some good ole down-home embroidery tips – the kind of tips that never grow old!

I’m almost embarrassed to admit it. I looked over some of these lists and articles, and I found myself thinking, Oh yeah. How did I forget that?

We all need a brush-up here and there, now and then, I reckon, so I figured these might make a good weekend reading venture!

Embroidery Tips that Never Grow Old

Let’s start the list with these 8 Embroidery Tips for Beginners. This collection of tips includes things like how to transfer a design, how to handle your embroidery thread, chats about hoops and frames – in short, all kinds of information suitable for beginners (and beyond) – but especially for those who are just getting started with embroidery and who want to learn more!

More specifically about hoops, here’s an article with tips on How to Get the Most out of Your Embroidery Hoop. It’s always a great idea to exploit your tools for all their worth!

When you’re ready to up your embroidery game, here’s a collection of Five Tips for Better Embroidery Results and Easier Stitching.

Needles are your most important embroidery tools, and these tips will tell you all about Embroidery Needles and How to Choose Them and Use Them.

When it comes to specific stitches, the French Knot can be a challenge for beginners and advanced embroiderers alike. To help you meet and overcome the challenge of French knots, here are 5 Tips for Successful French Knots – Every Time!

Coming Up on Needle ‘n Thread!

I hope this little list gives you some good reading for the weekend! There are many, many more embroidery tips here on Needle ‘n Thread, spanning over 18 years of blogging. But these basics will get you started, if you want to explore and learn about embroidery.

Coming up, we have the next installment of our Cornflowers stitch-along, where we actually get to start stitching!

I’ll also be sharing some stitch tutorials with you, as part of the oldie-but-goodie Stitch Fun series here on Needle ‘n Thread!

Have a great weekend!

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  1. Remember that needles have a good side and a not so good side! If you are having trouble threading it, flip it around and try the other side!

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