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What can I do to store and segregate my embroidery thread?

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 ...
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Name of collage or embroidery mixing pearls, sequins and beads

Consider beading, being the decoration of fabric with beads. Or, more specifically to embroidery, bead embroidery.
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Creative embroidery technique to fix a damaged knitted sleeve

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), ...
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How is the string attached to this clear piece of plastic?

As you've noted, the thread passes through holes in the plastic sheet. The process appears to mimic the mechanics of a sewing machine. A loop is pushed through the hole to the underside. Another ...
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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 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 ...
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What can I do to store and segregate my embroidery thread?

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 ...
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How to pick an embroidery machine

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 ...
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Name of collage or embroidery mixing pearls, sequins and beads

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 ...
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Is there a name for embroidery that is only an outline?

Redwork Embroidery - also known as blackwork or Baltimore redwork/blackwork. Color relates to the thread. Simple backstitch outline work. Back in the early 2000’s it re-emerged becoming a popular and ...
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Is there a name for embroidery that is only an outline?

These types of designs go by a number of names, rather than just one. The specific example in the question is a sample of redwork, so named for the thread color; it's also often stitched in blue and ...
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Embroidery on crochet afghan

Just a few thoughts: Embroidery is usually done on a plain canvas. If the background has too much of a pattern, the embroidery will simply fade into the background. You'll want a very plain and even ...
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Can One Use Nylon Thread to Embroider on Chiffon

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 ...
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How to get neat edges on embroidery patches?

There are several ways, no way is best for every kind of canvas. In most canvases you can fold over the edge and hand embroider around the edge. When you do an images search for -edge embroidery ...
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How is the string attached to this clear piece of plastic?

That is done with a tambour needle. You can buy them at Amazon or craft stores. You punch a hole and do a chain stitch as you embroider.
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Ribbon embroidery

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 ...
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Advice on weaving/looming machine

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/...
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What can I do to store and segregate my embroidery thread?

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 ...
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What is the name of the embroidery stitch which looks like tiny lines with gaps betweeen them?

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 ...
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Advice on weaving/looming machine

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 ...
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Is there a name for embroidery that is only an outline?

If you wanted to find more designs like the birds above, the Google Search term would be "Outline Embroidery" While the red bird outline shown is given as an example of Redwork in sewguide....
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How to copy an embroidery pattern to a Bernina Bernette Deco 500?

A cursory search yields: The manufacturer doesn't want you to write your own patterns onto this type of card (or they want to earn big money to graciously allow you to design and use your own patterns)...
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How to do embroidery on tulle netting fabric?

You can use all embrodery technics as long as you realize that the back will be visible. Not just the back, the threads will be visible all along, but so do the knots and mistakes. It is likely best ...
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Importance of fabric grain in embroidery

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. ...
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How is the string attached to this clear piece of plastic?

This could be done using different embroidery techniques, just using a sturdy transparent sheet instead of fabric as the carrier medium. The stitching looks a lot like chain stitch, which can be ...
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Advice on weaving/looming machine

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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Finishing an Embroidery Hoop

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 ...
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Finishing an Embroidery Hoop

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 ...
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