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Cloud filling stitch
This stitch is a great option for filling in a space!
Using brick stitch to blend different colors of floss
Here's how I do this stitch with more than one color of floss!
Brick stitch (aka "long and short" stitch)
This easy stitch produces a woven-like texture.
Basket filling stitch
This stitch is a great alternative to satin stitch!
Detached chain stitch flowers
These beginner-friendly flowers make for a fast and fun project!
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?
The "window method" for transferring designs onto fabric
This is perhaps the most common way to transfer a design!
This simple stitch is your first step toward learning all sorts of other techniques!
This stitch is fun for decorative borders, wreaths, foliage, and, of course, wheat!
Couching is an easy way to follow a curve in hand embroidery!
This fun stitch is great for curves and is super easily modifiable!
Creating the fish hoop for the June 2021 Hopebroidery Box
A look into the process of creating this box project!
Twisted chain stitch
This stitch is a fun, unique way to follow a curve!
This fun stitch is much easier than it looks!
This stitch can be used for straight lines *and* for curves!
Turkey work is a great stitch for creating a soft, fuzzy texture in your embroidery work!
Raised herringbone stitch
This is a beautiful, easy, and super satisfying way to fill in a shape - and it's especially useful for leaves!
Feather stitch is a fun and easy way to stitch vines, wreaths, or general embellishments.
Why does your hand embroidery look bad?
Five questions to consider when you feel like your embroidery just doesn't look "right."