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My personal floss storage method is floss bobbins. via Michaels These are typically available in any craft store that sells embroidery floss, in the same aisle as the floss. They're available in either thin plastic or cardstock, and typically have little notches at the top or bottom that lightly hold the floss in place as you wind it (and for storage). ...


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I know this is not an embroidery solution per se, but what about binding the edges of the sleeve with something like a light weight felt (use real wool felt, not the kind you played with as a kid), and sewing the binding in place using a saddle stitch? If you are concerned about losing the elasticity in the cuffs, you could also use knit bias tape, which ...


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I tend to leave a tail and then stitch over the tail as I progress, anchoring it. This is especially easy if you're using a thick, colored fabric. Cheap white flour-sack towel type fabric makes this method difficult, where every single piece of thread is visible through the fabric. For some different no-knot techniques, I love the tutorials by Mary Corbet: ...


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Consider beading, being the decoration of fabric with beads. Or, more specifically to embroidery, bead embroidery.


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My mother once owned an embroidery business, and the way she dealt with her thread was to pre-cut it to length, then twist or braid it back into skeins. With the cut-to-length skeins, you can remove a single strand of thread while leaving the rest of the skein intact. (Note that this method works best for perle cotton, i.e. the type of embroidery thread ...


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At first I was going to say this isn't really a collage, since it's sewn rather than glued, but I learned that this does qualify as a three-dimensional collage. A 3D collage is the art of putting altogether three-dimensional objects such as ... beads ... to form a new whole or a new object. Examples can include ... bead circles -- Wikipedia This is ...


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This question hasn't attracted answers, yet. I don't know much about sewing, but I've used nylon thread for other purposes and maybe some insight from that will be helpful. It is much stiffer than regular thread. It doesn't like to make tight angles or loops. It might have a tendency to distort really thin, soft fabric. You can get very fine nylon ...


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You can make a very basic small loom out of a single piece of thick cardboard. This is ideal for small weaving, around 10cm - 20cm size. You can use it to make small patches (or even small pouches/bags). I learned to do this at primary/elementary school, so it is very accessible. This gives you a loom that you can use for tapestry weaving. I will explain ...


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It isn't the machine selection that matters so much as the software available for a particular machine and the ability of that software to digitize a photographic image into the the correct form. My sister has a couple machines with which I've assisted in the software on multiple instances. One in particular was the conversion of a photograph of a fluffy ...


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Like Erica I use thread bobbins, before this I used miniature pegs which were really cute, but the wood mine were made of was stupid cheap and so ended up ripping my threads. The thread bobbins is a great way though, you can buy them super cheap but I recommend customising. I have customised so that mine all have what number colour and make they are.


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Based on this encyclopedia of embroidery stitches, it looks like this is a "darning stitch", which is in the running stitch family. The darning stitch is about making rows of straight running stitches near each other. The technique of darning is used to mend torn clothes, especially socks and looks like a woven patch. Other sites corroborate ...


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There are small portable looms in a couple of different styles. One that my knitting group really likes is the Schacht Cricket Loom. It's what's called a rigid heddle loom - it weaves much like the big room-sized looms you're thinking of. They have 2 sizes, a 10" width and a 15" width. Very easy to use & put away too. Sold on Amazon, Etsy, and most ...


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I know the weave of the cloth makes a very big difference. I am a weaver and have seen professional looms in action. Grain, as I understand, is the Warp + Weft in threads per square mm, or inch. The grain is a living part of a fabric. I would take that into accord, but I've not done a lot of "fine embrodery". It is just logical.


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Look for an Inkle Loom: Lots of hits on YouTube. It was designed for weaving straps, but is usable for work up to about 4" wide.


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One way to finish it is to cut the fabric so that just a little sticks out around the edges of the hoop. Fold this over the edge to the back, to the inside of the hoop and secure it to the inside edge with glue. (I would recommend hot glue for a quick hold, although you should take care as hot glue could burn you through the fabric.) Depending on the ...


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I'd recommend checking out YouTube, there a bunch of methods and they give you a full tutorial on how to do it. I tend to cut so there's may a centimetre of two to fold back thread with a needle and pull tight, a bit like this tutorial but only up to step 4. You can go on to cover the back, but it's all mostly down to your personal preference.


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I would recommend you to use Caneva hand sewing needles with dull tip. Also, a ribbon of about 0.7 mm is easy to handle. Take a look at ideas on Pinterest (https://www.pinterest.co.uk/), usually, they have DIY ideas and tutorials


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