Information on embroidery for beginners.
This step-by-step tutorial explains exactly how to use the blanket stitch to both sew two pieces of felt together and use it as an edging. There are special tips on how to go around corners, to stitch around circles, and what to do if you run out of floss in the middle. Each step is accompanied by a photo.
Selecting the correct embroidery needle can make or break your project...not to mention your patience. Needles come in a variety of sizes and types. I'll review the two basic types of needles that I use but know that there are plenty of specialty needles out there to explore as you become more advanced.
eatdrinkstitch.com is launching a new blog series to share information with you even outside of our happy hour gatherings. Up first is a quick 101 on the various types of embroidery floss that is available. This is just a start. Remember that the sky is the limit when it comes to embroidery. Get creative and experiment with various types of yarn and other woven fiber.
This is the Eskimo Laced Edging StitchI harp on my Embroidery 101 students to embrace the running stitch as it is the base stitch for 12 stitches in the running stitch family. Did you know there were stitch families? It's true! the key to this one is to not pull too tight. Notice how I pull up and left after passing under the base stitch. Be sure to use a tapestry needle. This is key to not piercing your thread. Flip your phone around for a "true to you" view. #HeyPaulTips