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the hopebroidery box
This simple open fill technique is beginner-friendly and very easy to modify!
Brick stitch (aka "long and short" stitch)
This easy stitch produces a woven-like texture.
Detached chain stitch flowers
These beginner-friendly flowers make for a fast and fun project!
Three Step Embroidered Flowers
These flowers are super simple, even for total beginners!
French knot cluster flowers
Learn how to stitch these simple flowers with me!
How to finish an embroidery hoop with cardboard
Why do I do this, and how?
This simple stitch is your first step toward learning all sorts of other techniques!
Twisted chain stitch
This stitch is a fun, unique way to follow a curve!
This fun stitch is much easier than it looks!
Raised herringbone stitch
This is a beautiful, easy, and super satisfying way to fill in a shape - and it's especially useful for leaves!
Why does your hand embroidery look bad?
Five questions to consider when you feel like your embroidery just doesn't look "right."
How to choose an embroidery kit
What makes an embroidery kit "good," and how will you know if that kit is the right kit for you?
How to stitch a hand embroidered wreath
5 simple steps to stitch hand embroidered wreaths
How to turn hand lettering into hand embroidery
Here's your starter guide for turning your hand lettering into hand embroidery!
Woven wheel roses
An easy way to add flowers to your hand embroidery projects!
Filling in a space with satin stitch
My tips and tricks for this easy and beautiful stitch!
Woven wheel rosebuds!
Woven wheel rosebuds are a fun and easy flower for people learning embroidery!
Can you remove your embroidery stitches and start over?
Can you remove your embroidery stitches and start over? Yes! If you're limited on supplies, make a mistake, and/or don't want to be...
Stem stitch vs. Outline stitch
I know there are those of you out there searching for the difference between these two stitches, and I'm here to tell you I totally...
What kind of fabric should you use for hand embroidery?
The short answer: It depends!