Questions tagged [embroidery]

For questions about techniques and tools specific to embroidery, and selecting the right materials. Those questions that apply to embroidery but aren't specific to it may fit better in the [yarn] or [fiber-crafts] tags.

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How to cross-stitch finely on a T-shirt

I would like to cross stitch a 100x50 point design onto a T-shirt, but I'd like it to be small (4x2 inches approximately). This leaves me with a 25 count per inch design. Ideally, I'd like to use ...
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Embroidery on crochet afghan

I don’t know anything about embroidery, but would really like to start applying embroidery detail onto my crochet afghans. I have some questions as to what would make this most effective. What ...
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How to do embroidery on tulle netting fabric?

Has anybody ever tried embroidering floral designs by hand on tulle or other netting fabrics (see picture) and has some ideas and suggestions? Do we need any special needle or tools for embroidering ...
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Is there a name for embroidery that is only an outline?

When I think of embroidery I think of something detailed like this: I am wondering if there is a particular name for embroidery that is only a bare outline of the shape of something (color is ...
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How to get neat edges on embroidery patches?

I'm thinking of making my own sew-on or iron-on embroidery patches. I hope someone here could help with something I can't resolve: In every tutorial I've seen people say you should do the embroidery ...
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Punch needle tool settings do not match kit instructions

I received a couple of needle punch kits from Joann's for Christmas, along with a 2.2 mm adjustable length punch needle (Boye), which was the recommended tool for the kits. I was reading the ...
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How is the string attached to this clear piece of plastic?

As seen in this piece, the thread goes thru the plexiglass (not sure if it is plexiglass) at the beginning and at the end of the word. But I don't see how the thread is being fixed onto the plexiglass ...
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Importance of fabric grain in embroidery

If you wish to embroider, say, 3 meters of fabric to create a shawl, do you still need to make sure the fabric is on grain? Or do you only check for fabric grain if you will cut for sewing projects?
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How can I secure the front and end of my hand-stitches without adding knot to needle, or back-stitching

I am following this tutorial for Cutting thread for embroidery project Threading the needle Adding a knot to end of needle What is the alternative to adding knot to of end to needle. I wish to ...
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Can One Use Nylon Thread to Embroider on Chiffon

I wish to embroider my own stole by hand. A Phulkari to be exact. Plan to purchase 2 yards of chiffon fabric. Nylon thread seems thick and shiny. Would nylon thread embroidery work on chiffon? ...
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Advice on weaving/looming machine

I am looking to create woven patches as a hobby. I was playing a bit with embroidery patches, but I want to see the difference between the two. My question is: what would be a starting weaving/...
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Name of collage or embroidery mixing pearls, sequins and beads

Does anyone know if this type of collage or embroidery mixing different objects like pearls, sequins, beads and bugle beads has a specific name? I found other examples on Google searching pearls, ...
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Finishing an Embroidery Hoop

I am quickly nearing the end of an embroidery hoop project, and am not sure how to finish it. I plan to display the project within the hoop itself, but am in search of guidance on how to finish the ...
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What can I do to store and segregate my embroidery thread?

Was thinking about starting some simple cross stitching projects. I can usually pick up some cheap embroidery skeins in a large pack. The problem I have had in the past, and from what I have seen of ...
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Ribbon embroidery

I am very interested in ribbon embroidery but don't have much idea about it. Can anyone help me with the type of cloth, needles and ribbon needed to start with embroidery?
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How to pick an embroidery machine

I'm looking at buying an embroidery machine (or more specifically my partner is). We only have one real hard requirement: The machine must be capable to accepting a pattern from our computer that ...
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Creative embroidery technique to fix a damaged knitted sleeve

What would be a good darning or embroidery technique for fixing the frayed/missing edges on the sleeves of a machine-knitted cardigan? The cardigan material is 100% wool (see picture below). I'm ...
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What is the name of the embroidery stitch which looks like tiny lines with gaps betweeen them?

What is the name of this kind of embroidery stitch: [Source: https://www.kollabora.com/projects/free-leaf-embroidery-pattern]