• The Best Unconventional Embroidery

    The Best Unconventional Embroidery

    Get inspired by the work of textile artists who take embroidery out of the fabric Many people mistakenly think that embroidery is a boring and old-fashioned activity. Contemporary embroidery artists challenge this idea with each of their pieces. They elevate embroidery as a valuable artistic expression and expand the limits of what can be accomplished with the technique. We have curated a selection of embroidery artists who explore novel themes but also do it outside the canvas. Be amazed and inspired by this work! Danielle Clough Better known on Instagram as Fiance Knowles, this South African needle artist likes to embroider on unexpected objects, like snowshoes and even railings on the streets.

  • What is Crewel Embroidery?

    What is Crewel Embroidery?

    Discover the characteristics, materials, and origins of this embroidery technique Crewel or crewelwork embroidery is characterized by the use of thick wool instead of delicate threads, as in other types of embroidery. This technique is at least a millennium old, and can be found on decorative objects such as tapestries and curtains, as well as luxury clothing. Recently it has been incorporated into contemporary embroidery in pieces such as cushions, clothing or decorative embroidery for walls. Origins The origin of the word is uncertain, but it comes from the name of a special type of wool that is used, which tends to twist. The Bayeaux Tapestry, or Queen Mathilde's Tapestry, is one of the oldest known pieces, and was embroidered in the 11th century. It recounts the events of the Battle of Hastings. This impressive piece has about 70 scenes from the battle, and is approximately 68 meters long.

  • What is Blackwork Embroidery?

    What is Blackwork Embroidery?

    We explore the history and characteristics of this traditional English embroidery technique With embroidery being one of the most ancient arts in history, it’s not really surprising that every culture, country, and even region, has developed their own types and techniques. Blackwork is a traditional English embroidery technique which has been very popular. Originating around about the 15th century, here we explore its history and learn more about how it is used.

  • Embroidery Tutorial: How to Create an Appliqué

    Embroidery Tutorial: How to Create an Appliqué

    Learn to create appliqués from your embroidery with Ana María Restrepo and her textile design label Amarpo If you like to embroider, consider turning your pieces into appliqués. This process will give your pieces more uses by making it possible to transfer them to all kinds of surfaces and clothes. Ana María Restrepo (@anamaria_10), the brains behind the textile design brand Amarpo, shares her techniques and advice on opening up the possibilities for your embroidery pieces. Watch her tutorial here:

  • How to Embroider Hair in Less Than 4 min (TUTORIAL)

    How to Embroider Hair in Less Than 4 min (TUTORIAL)

    Learn to use the nuance stitch and different tricks and techniques to create hair for embroidery portraits with Bugambilo Hair is something so fine, with so many shades, colours, shapes, and movements that it can be difficult to embroider it realistically. In this tutorial, Bugambilo goes over a series of techniques and tips for drawing hair with thread. So prepare your mouliné thread and needle and let's go.

  • How to Transfer an Embroidery Design to Fabric with Solvent

    How to Transfer an Embroidery Design to Fabric with Solvent

    Florula shows you her technique for transferring your embroidery designs to fabric with solvent, step by step One of the most important steps in embroidery is printing your design onto fabric. There are many ways to do it. Here, we show you one of Mexican designer and textile artist Elidé Rangel Soto’s (@florula) favorites. She specializes in embroidered lettering and always uses this technique: transfer with solvent.

  • 7 Embroiderers You Need to Follow

    7 Embroiderers You Need to Follow

    Get to know these fascinating contemporary embroiderers and be inspired by their textile art Crazy for embroidery? These seven women are at the top of their game. Check out their innovative interpretations of this ancient craft - they may even inspire you to pick up a needle and try something different yourself. Lisa Smirnova Lisa Smirnova is a master of color and detail. Her threads complement one another and blend together to create her elaborate painterly designs and portraits.

  • Embroidery Tutorial: Simple Flowers in 5 Steps

    Embroidery Tutorial: Simple Flowers in 5 Steps

    Five simple steps to embroider flowers with Señorita Lylo, from design to the final stitch Loly Ghirardi AKA Señorita Lylo (@srtalylo) managed to unite her two passions years ago: graphic design and embroidery. She now threads between two styles: working with hoops and needles, and making unique designs. She loves to experiment and give all her projects a personal touch. This tutorial encapsulates what her craft is about. Discover Señorita Lylo’s 5 steps to embroider a flower.