Do you want to learn cross stitch? Are you a beginner and you are not sure which fabric to use? For your first cross stitch project I advice you to choose a fabric with a thread count easy to see. It is preferable for you start with 11 – and 14 count fabrics. There are also six, seven and eight count fabrics but they are useful for children that like to learn cross stitch. Once you learn to embroider cross stitch, you can try to use finer fabrics that have more threads to the inch. Continue reading
Are you a creative woman? Do you like to expand your craft techniques? It is very interesting to consider needlework embroidery not only an ancient craft but also a very important technique for your craft ideas.
On the Hobbyfarms web site there is a very interesting articles with an introduction to the needlepoint history, the meaning of embroidery, how to start to learn embroidery and the importance of embroidery kits.
Single Feather Stitch is also known as slanted buttonhole stitch. It is a line and smocking stitch used on plain-and evenweave fabrics. A variation of feather stitch, it makes a much plainer line wich is equally effective worked straight or following a curve.
It is worked downwards, and the looped stitches are made only at the right of the line. It has a similar appearance to blanket stitch, but the arms of the stitch are set at an angle. Continue reading