As with many things in a creative field, having the right tools can make a big difference. If you’re an avid embroiderer, there are a variety of must-have supplies that will help your stitching projects become a success. But an often-overlooked tool of embroidery is one of the most important—scissors. Why Care About Embroidery Scissors? Your scissor selection might seem inconsequential, but having a sharp pair of small shears is an easy embroidery hack.
Inspired by “nature, magic, and all things fantastical,” British textile artist Emillie Ferris stitches embroidery designs featuring butterflies, moths, bees,...
Textile artist Jessica Long stitches impeccable botanical designs onto striking double hoops.
Artist Nneka Jones creates portraits highlighting women of color who have suffered injustices in the world. Some abuses are overt while others are ingrained in the fabric of our society and therefore often go overlooked. But to the people in her mixed media and embroidered portraits, the effects are traumatic. The Black women and girls depicted in Jones’ work are victims of sexual abuse and sex trafficking.
There are hundreds of embroidery stitches that you can create by simply using a needle and thread.
Ukrainian textile artist Ludmila Perevalova stitches colorful embroidery designs that look like landscape paintings inspired by Impressionist masters like Claude...
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.
When art enthusiast Ying H turned 30, she quit her job to travel the world and rediscover what made her...
Embroidery is a humble craft that only takes a few inexpensive supplies to get started.
In times of social distancing (or physical distancing), it can be a struggle to stay entertained when confined to the comfort of your home. After all, there’s only so much TV you can binge-watch before you utter the words you’d never thought you’d say: “I don’t feel like watching Netflix anymore.” To beat your cabin fever, we’ve found a bevy of indoor activities that are perfect for the creatively minded.
In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, remembering to find time to relax can be tough.
Learning a new skill can be daunting, but embroidery artist Michelle Staub (of Stitching Sabbatical)