Stitching

Prep and Punch: Drawing and Embroidery Digitizing

Digitizers-in-training justifiably bemoan the lack of a single, clear-cut methodology for creating embroidery designs. Whether…

This 3D Foam Embroidery design made for a commercial client some years ago stitched well with thick commercial foam directly on a Brother PE-770 home machine with no alteration.
Simple Answers on 3D Foam Machine Embroidery

As a commercial machine embroidery digitizer, the use of 3D foam has been a subject…

Erich Sketches Monograms from a traditional exemplar
Ask the Ghost: Making Memorable Monograms

Dear Ghost, I monogrammed a bag for myself on a whim; now that people have…

Two types of silk thread are shown here: Kreinik Silk Mori, a spun silk (the skeins) and Kreinik Silk Serica, a filament silk (the spools). You can see the difference in texture and sheen. From http://www.kreinik.com/shops/Silk-Threads/
3 Reasons To Try Silk Thread

It is soft, beautiful, rich in color, and has been used in needlework for centuries:…

Metallic threads make any stitched flower stand out. Use them to add texture, dimension and light. These threads are from Kreinik, www.kreinik.com.
How to stitch flowers

Are you surrounded by colorful, cheerful, bright flowers today? I hope so; a spot of…