Guide to Bluework Embroidery

Offshoot of Vintage Redwork Embroidery Uses Blue Embroidery Floss Bluework is a style of outline embroidery almost identical to its close relation, redwork embroidery, except that it is stitched with indigo blue thread instead of red. Like its kissing cousin, redwork embroidery, bluework got its name from the colored embroidery thread that is used to …

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Cross Stitch Your Photos

Using your own pictures and a cross stitch program, make a keepsake, easily put together a unique cross stitch kit, or create a fun gift. You could even make a quilt or knitting pattern from your photograph. People who cross stitch may never tire of buying pre-packaged kits, but they’ll certainly get a thrill playing …

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Add Embroidery to Projects

Innovative Ideas to Make Gifts of Art Out of Store-Bought Items Take something ordinary and make it extraordinary. Simply add a little embroidery. Embroidery doesn’t have to be done on particular canvases or pre-marked kit cloths. Any simple item can be personalized with a touch of embroidery. It makes one-of-a-kind items, and it gives gifts …

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Getting Out Stains in Needlework

Tips for Cleaning and Removing Stains from Embroidery Fabric Although it’s frustrating to discover a stain on your hard-labored needlework, you can remove even stubborn stains if you know what works. Nothing is more frustrating to an embroiderer or cross stitcher than discovering that the piece they’ve labored on for months has been blemished with …

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