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Comparing Silk and Wool Embroidery Threads

Comparing Silk and Wool Embroidery Threads

How does one choose which embroidery thread to use for a project? Sunny does it by trying every one she can find for her 12th century bliaut. Read on to find out what she thought.

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Monochromatic Embroidery

Monochromatic Embroidery

Monochromatic Embroidery is an umbrella term used to describe a type of embellishment popular during the 16th Century.

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Transferring Embroidery Designs to Dark Fabric

Transferring Embroidery Designs to Dark Fabric

Transferring embroidery designs onto dark fabric can be difficult, but Sunny walks us through a time-tested method used by embroiderers for centuries.

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Fine Linen Fabric, Silk floss and Gilt

Fine Linen Fabric, Silk floss and Gilt

Details on where to get quality materials to re-create all kinds of extant ruffs, collars, smocks, shifts and chemises.

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Appropriate Embroidery 2

Appropriate Embroidery 2

What if all your painstaking embroidery is from the wrong period entirely? Avoid the nightmare with part 2 of Denise's essential guide!

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Appropriate Embroidery, 1500-1800

Appropriate Embroidery, 1500-1800

What embroidery design is right for your latest project? Denise traces techniques & motifs as they transition from one period to the next. 

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Whitework Embroidery

Whitework Embroidery

Is it Ayrshire, Madeira, Dresden work, Hardanger, Limerick, Carrickmacross lace or Broderie Anglaise? Know your whitework!

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