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Cutwork Embroidery

Cutwork Embroidery, also known as Roman or Venetian embroidery, involves cutting out small shapes from the interiors of a pattern on cloth followed by embroidering the crude edges. It is extensively used to design clothing and home furnishing like curtains, and tablecloths.


What Is It Stumpwork is an embroidery style that produces patterns raised from the base fabric surface to give a 3-dimensional or realistic effect to your needlework. Different techniques may be employed for doing this including padding, beadwork, goldwork, felting or any other imaginative way of uplifting.

Reverse Appliqué

What Is Reverse Appliqué Reverse appliqué is a sewing technique that involves cutting the top layer(s) of a piece of fabric in a particular design when multiple layers of fabric have been basted together. The finished edges of the pattern can either be tucked under and hand stitched or just left as is to show off a raw edge.

Spool Knitting (French Knitting)

This fun knitting idea makes you go back to your school days. You will be amazed how a simple tool can knit charming hats, rugs, and blankets. The technique is also known as corking, French or mushroom knitting.

Needle Turn Applique

Needle turn appliqué is a traditional method of hand-stitching an appliqué in which the tip of your needle is turned under the raw edges of the fabric while stitching it to the background.

Flying Geese Quilt

Here is one pattern that quilting enthusiasts will find spectacular. Better known as flying geese, it boasts of perfect triangular shapes in contrasting fabric that sit at the center and sides of blocks that can be stitched together into a lovely quilt. The beautiful angular patchwork not only suits quilts but can be used for other decorative purposes like wall hangings, curtains and handbags.

Shibori Dyeing

Shibori is a simple Japanese process of dyeing in indigo that has become a hot favorite among the trendy chic in recent times. The enchanting tie-dye method can be done in a variety of techniques. 

Picot Stitch

The picot is a narrow pointy stitch that gives a wonderful edging to your favorite garments, tablecloths or doilies. It can also be combined with various other crochet stitches to create a marvelous impact. Here is a simple tutorial to guide you through the basic picot stitch, along with a few ideas about where to use it.

Basting Stitch

What is a Basting Stitch The basting stitch, also known as tacking, can be defined as a long running stitch mainly used to temporarily hold two or more layers of fabric together until they can be properly sewn with a permanent stitch.

Silk Ribbon Embroidery

Ribbon embroidery, usually done with soft silk ribbons, adds a beautifully textured dimension to your embroidered fabric. It looks classy and has an old-world charm associated with it. Flowers done with ribbon embroidery look stunning on dresses, purses and pillow covers.

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Spool Knitting (French ...

This fun knitting idea makes you go back to your school days. You will be amazed how a simple tool can knit ...


Hairpin Lace

The hairpin lace is an easy crocheting technique that can produce delicate lacy patterns. There is a wide variety of garments and ...