Can You Use Aida Cloth For Embroidery?
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Can You Use Aida Cloth For Embroidery?

A common question I hear a lot is if you can use Aida cloth for embroidery. The short answer is yes, you can use pretty much any fabric you want to embroider! However, it’s not always the most ideal fabric to work with and you should take a few things into consideration first. What is…

Methods For Starting and Tying off Embroidery Stitches
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Methods For Starting and Tying off Embroidery Stitches

Starting and tying off embroidery stitches is an important part of the hand embroidery process. The way you begin and end stitches can either help or hinder you. This post will show you a few best practices that will set you up for success. This post is a part of a series about how to…

5 Tips For Threading An Embroidery Needle
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5 Tips For Threading An Embroidery Needle

Something that seems so little but very frustrating at times when you first get started with embroidery is being able to thread the needle easily. With practice, it becomes a lot easier, but I wanted to share with you some tips for threading an embroidery needle to help you out! This post is a part…

What Does Embroidery Stabilizer Do?
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What Does Embroidery Stabilizer Do?

Years ago when I first started embroidering, if you would have asked me what stabilizer was, I would have said it’s something used for sewing clothes. That wouldn’t have been a wrong answer, but I had not idea how beneficial it could be for hand embroidery! This post will be a quick overview of stabilizers…

How Difficult Is Embroidery
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How Difficult Is Embroidery

Are you thinking of learning how to embroider but you’re a bit worried about how much time you’ll have to put into it or how challenging it is? When I first started teaching myself, I too wondered: How difficult is embroidery? And is embroidery hard or easy to learn? How Difficult Is Embroidery Really? Like…

Pilot Frixion Ball Erasable Gel Pen Review
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Pilot Frixion Ball Erasable Gel Pen Review

I’ve been embroidering for over ten years, and I tend to stick to the method I know works well for me for transferring embroidery designs to fabric. I most frequently use Sulky wash away stabilizer or water-soluble pen. However, I’ve been hearing good things about Frixion ball erasable gel pens for some time and I…

Is Muslin Fabric Good For Embroidery?
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Is Muslin Fabric Good For Embroidery?

A super common question beginners ask is about specific types of fabric and if they are ideal to use for embroidery. Disclaimer: This post has some affiliate links in it. I receive a small commission from purchases at no additional cost to the buyer. I only recommend products I would use and love and that are of…