Embroidery Blog

  • Parisian Courtyard embroidery design Charles and Elin

    Embroidery on black

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    How to embroider on a black fabric? This is a question that we receive frequently. For some reason, it feels more intimidating to embroider on a darker background. Thankfully, the answer is…

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  • Hand embroidery as a mindfulness practise

    Mindfulness Practise with Hand Embroidery

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    When I first began to embroider, I was struck by the relaxing effects. It was as if my mind got clearer and my body calmer with each stitch. A sense of mental…

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  • less is more for embroidery stitches

    Embroidery stitches guide (You only need these 7)!

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    The concept “Less is more” is well-known in many areas. However, when it comes to embroidery stitches Charles and I have found it to be a rather more novel approach. Since we…

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  • how to start embroidery

    How to do embroidery?

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    How to start embroidery? We receive this question almost everyday, which we find incredibly inspiring! Because it shows that the interest for modern hand embroidery continues to grow. In our time of…

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  • Backstitch embroidery process by Charles Henry

    Top 7 inspiring Backstitch patterns

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    Backstitch is by far our most used and loved technique! It’s often dismissed as an “easy stitch”, which we think is a shame. Even though everyone is able to learn this needlework…

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  • Biarritz hand embroidery design

    Architectural Hand Embroidery Designs

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    Architectural Hand Embroidery Designs, are the perfect blend between illustration and embroidery. When we first began to stitch, we missed the presence of new and modern designs. It was Charles who first…

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