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Needles : A simple guide

needle threaded with orange thread on a black background

Needles make up an essential part of every embroiderer’s kit. They may not look like much, but they can make all the difference to the quality of your end work. The job of a needle is to guide your thread from one side of your fabric to the other. By choosing a needle that is […]

An Introduction to Crewel Embroidery

Crewel embroidery a brief history Crewel embroidery or ‘crewel work’ is very popular. A decorative form of surface embroidery, it uses wool and a variety of embroidery stitches to follow a design. The outline is applied to the fabric – traditionally a linen twill. The technique is at least a thousand years old. It was […]