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How to separate strands of embroidery floss
The EASIEST way to separate strands of embroidery floss!
How to use an embroidery hoop
Is your fabric tight enough?
Gentle blending for hand embroidery: Blending two shades of the same color
This technique is easier than it looks!
Crossed corners cushion stitch
This unique filling stitch is super easily modifiable and beginner-friendly!
This fun stitch is super beginner friendly and produces a fun texture!
This is one of my favorite ways to fill in leaf and petal shapes!
This open fill technique provides an interesting texture to your work!
How to stitch a French knot burst hoop
This project is a fun excuse to practice your French knots and play around with color combinations!
Fern stitch is a super easy way to stitch florals and vines!
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!