In the battle between a cat and a couch, the kitty will often win. No matter how many times we tell our cat to stop scratching the furniture, their sharp claws still dig in and rip it to shreds. Once the sofa is torn up, you might feel like you have no options to repair it—aside from reupholstering the entire couch.
Learning to embroider is at the top of many people’s craft lists.
Illustrator Sara Barnes has found a unique medium to bring her illustrations to life—thread.
Nothing says springtime quite like flowers, so why not stitch up a few of your own in this special virtual workshop hosted by My Modern Met. Our very own embroidery artist Sara Barnes has dreamed up a beautiful flower embroidery pattern and, over the course of our workshop, will take you step by step through the process of creating this seasonal wall hanging.
Embroidery artist Danielle Clough finds unusual places to put thread.
One of the best skills to have as an embroiderer is an ability to stitch letters.
We often think of embroidery as being simply thread on fabric, but it can be much more than that. The time-honored craft can include mixed media such as paint or even clay. Artist Maria Zamyatina uses watercolor as a unique way to chronicle her travels. Using the pigment to convey the sky, water, and patches of green, her use of thread brings the finer details of architecture and flowers to life.
Looking for a unique way to chronicle your travels?
Embroidery is a humble craft that only takes a few inexpensive supplies to get started.
One of the best things about embroidery is that it doesn't take much to get started. With just some basic and inexpensive supplies, you can begin stitching a variety of projects. And depending on your level of craftiness, you might already have a needle and thread on hand! The longer you embroider, the more you’ll realize that there are many supplies that, while not required for stitching, make the craft easier and more enjoyable.
Using a needle and thread, artist Nahar Shamsun, better known as Sew Beautiful, crafts vibrant destinations that you’d want to visit.
What tools do you need for embroidery?