Hand embroidery is a great way to personalize gifts, and what better way to make a gift personal, than to write something on it? In these free step-by-step lessons, you'll learn a variety of hand embroidery stitches perfect for text, with tips on how to make your embroidered lettering look magnificent!

Hand embroidery is a great way to personalize gifts, and what better way to make a gift personal, than to write something on it? In these free step-by-step lessons, you'll learn a variety of hand embroidery stitches perfect for text, with tips on how to make your embroidered lettering look magnificent!

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Helen Richman combines her love for wildlife and embroidering in her work. Helen first draws her design onto tissue paper to tack it onto white felt, with the resultant tacking stitches becoming her guide. She then employs a hand embroidery technique called “silk shading” using stranded cotton threads. Each needle will have one strand and Helen will have up to 10 needles being used at the same time. She then builds up the texture and colour of the fur slowly, creating a few stitches at a…

Helen Richman combines her love for wildlife and embroidering in her work. Helen first draws her design onto tissue paper to tack it onto white felt, with the resultant tacking stitches becoming her guide. She then employs a hand embroidery technique called “silk shading” using stranded cotton threads. Each needle will have one strand and Helen will have up to 10 needles being used at the same time. She then builds up the texture and colour of the fur slowly, creating a few stitches at a…

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Vancouver-based artist Caitlin Benson (of Cinder & Honey) embroiders vintage-inspired flowers that will last a lifetime. Before reaching for her embroi

Vancouver-based artist Caitlin Benson (of Cinder & Honey) embroiders vintage-inspired flowers that will last a lifetime. Before reaching for her embroi

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Shark hand embroidery with floral details, embroidered on light blue fabric, set in a 6 inch hoop
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