Category Archives: Embroidery tutorials
In order to do the overcast stitch you have to put the fabric on the hoop, well taut. If you tap your fingers on the fabric it should play like a drum. The preliminary step is important, and you should … Continue reading
Bibliography: Th. d’Dillmont and Weldon’s Guide to Fancywork (UK) According to Weldon’s, this stitch as outlined below is the original cross stitch and was found on very early Italian works. In the DMC Encylopedia of Needlework, Dillmont also refers to … Continue reading
Metallic threads can be a pain to use, they unravel easily and slip off the needle eye. If you are cross stitching, you can thread the needle in this way: take one ply of metallic thread, twice the lenght you … Continue reading
Wisper Thread (by Rainbow Gallery) is a soft and fluffy mohair and rayon thread. It can be very useful for hair and fur. For a better experience, follow this simple tips: cut shorter lenghts of thread, because it ravels easily; … Continue reading
Sorry, this article is available in Italian language only. It is a translation of “Needlework FAQ: Counted Cross Stitch Tutorial” Kathleen M. Dyer — For rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
Sorry, this article is available only in Italian language. It is a translation of the “Silk Shading” chapter of the Weldons Encyclopedia of Needlework. Please refer to the book for the original content.