miércoles, 10 de febrero de 2010

Embroidery


The impulse to embellish fabric with decorative stitches dates back thousands of years, and at least one thing about embroidery hasn't changed in all that time: No matter how complicated-looking the result, embroidery is remarkably easy. If you can use a needle and thread, you can embroider. 

Eight basic stitches are shown here, and with a little practice, you should find them versatile enough to create a wide variety of lovely, personalized embroideries.

Materials:
 
  • Embroidery needle
  • Thread or yarn
  • Fabric or article on which you'll be working
  • A way to transfer your design (e.g. iron-on transfers, vintage picture books, etc.)
  • Optional: embroidery hoop (if you're working on a flat surface, it will frame the cloth for even stitching) 

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