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What does Count mean ?

A warp and weft diagram show what count means

What does count mean in embroidery? This means one thing but calculated in two ways, which is why we have confusion. Firstly, one for general textiles, for example sheets, and upholstery textiles and that’s let’s say 300 count.   This is calculated by the number of threads in the warp + number of threads in the weft […]

5 top tips for Needlepointers, how to jazz up your needlepoint

So some top tips for needlepointers or if in uk tapestry canvases are usually designed for just a single half cross stitch (it can be described at continental or basket weave) to be honest from the front they are all the same, the back varies. The rule really is if you start in one finish […]

Guide To Embroidery Thread

selection of embroidery threads in a wooden storage box

Embroidery thread can be classified in several ways, firstly material then we come to types as each material has a variety of types cotton threads come in a range of weights (thicknesses) and for different uses. Stranded cotton embroidery thread – This type of thread is the most commonly used and  threads are a 100% […]

A Guide to Embroidery Fabric

a pile of embroidery cottons in a range of colours

To be honest there really aren’t any fabrics you can’t embellish, but some fabrics are more suited to specific techniques or just make the whole process less complex.

Cross Stitch ! A starter Guide

cross stitch unicorn on marble background.

This  is probably the most well known and easiest form of embroidery and a great way to start your journey. There are a huge number of kits and patterns available for this style of embroidery from key rings to portraits. And it’s totally addictive! So this is our cross stitch starter guide If you’re after […]

Beginnners embroidery Equpiment !

Have you ever walked in to the embroidery section of hobby craft, john lewis etc and been a tad overwhelmed at the amount of kits, threads, accessories and struggle to know what to spend money on and what not to. Today I am going to walk you through the basics needed to start. this is […]