Hand Embroidery: Lettering and Text 2 @Needle 'n Thread: The first sample of hand embroidered lettering is on the word “The” at the beginning of my sample sentence (“The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog”). I’m using two strands of DMC cotton and a #8 crewel needle, and the stitch I’m using is backstitch. Fabric and hoop were discussed in yesterday’s post.
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Backstitch is a great embroidery stitch for beginners because many patterns can be done entirely in backstitch, but it is also a good stitch for many other small hand-sewn projects. This tutorial will get you on your way to stitching up lots of projects in no time. | Difficulty: Beginner; Length: Quick; Tags: Embroidery, Fundamental Skills
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