Embroidery Inspiration and Tutorials

6 Ways to Embroider the Heart Motif

6 Ways to Embroider the Heart Motif

The heart is a frequently-used motif in embroidery kit designs. Not only does it convey a message of love, it's also got an appealing shape that offers plenty of opportunity for stitching fun. You'll see it dominating in our Choose Love kit, and playing a supporting...

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How to Establish a Regular Practice of Embroidery

How to Establish a Regular Practice of Embroidery

Being able to pick up a project and embroider for a few minutes (or hours)... ... at any time of day, ... pretty much any place in the world (don't recommend stitching in the bathtub) ... and with just a few moments notice is a wonderful thing in my life....

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Embroidery Kits for Every Season of the Year

Embroidery Kits for Every Season of the Year

When a new season arrives, the weather and our daily habits change. The holidays change, too, as do the ways we spend time with family and friends. You can make the stitching and display of a seasonal or holiday embroidery project part of the changing seasons. Here at...

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The Granny-Chic Trend and your embroidery projects

The Granny-Chic Trend and your embroidery projects

Have you heard about the Granny-Chic or Grandmillenial decor trend? It's a mashup of the old with the new. It says goodbye to the sleek minimalism of midcentury modern and hello to trim, tassels, and embroidery. At its heart, this is a style that finds comfort through...

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6 Must-Know Tips for a First-Time Embroiderer

6 Must-Know Tips for a First-Time Embroiderer

University of New Hampshire business student Hannah Donahue is brand new to embroidery and sharing five key tips a new stitcher needs as they work their first sampler. When I got my first Stitched Stories embroidery kit, I was ready to enter into the world of...

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3 Embroidery Kits for Beginners

3 Embroidery Kits for Beginners

Embroidery is a craft that's portable, relaxing and quite easy to get started with. If you're ready to have an embroidery project ready to pick up when you've got free time or at hand to tuck in your bag as you head out for a long car ride or an appointment that might...

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Embroidery and Storytelling: the stories in the stitches

Embroidery and Storytelling: the stories in the stitches

Let's start by talking about how you choose an embroidery kit. I'm betting that before you dig into the practical considerations of embroidery kit price and contents, you're drawn first to the imagery and color and styling in a design . . . . . . and how that imagery...

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7 Reasons to Embroider (& Embrace Your Crafty Side)

7 Reasons to Embroider (& Embrace Your Crafty Side)

Maybe you already make embroidery a regular part of your days,  In case you're new to stitching, though... Or in case you've yet to embroider regularly... Here are 7 reasons  for picking up a needle and thread and a colorful embroidery pattern daily:...

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How to Choose an Embroidery Kit: 4 Key Considerations

How to Choose an Embroidery Kit: 4 Key Considerations

Search for "embroidery kit" on Etsy and you'll get over 380,000 results, an assortment that, at first glance, looks rich in cacti and floral motifs. Do a little digging and you'll not only find a wide variety of inspiring imagery to stitch, you'll also discover that...

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5 Embroidery Stitches You Can Use to Outline Shapes

5 Embroidery Stitches You Can Use to Outline Shapes

Outlining shapes is often needed in embroidery. Below are examples and how-tos for five stitches you can use for this work: Outline StitchBack StitchSplit StitchWhipped Back StitchChain Stitch 1. Outline Stitch The OUTLINE STITCH is a go-to choice for much of your...

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