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Quick Start Guide for Embroidery for Beginners

Art is not what you see, but what others see

Edgar Degas [Frenchartist]

Embroidery is the skill of sewing designs using a needle to apply thread or yarn. Well! If you were looking for a quick-start guide in embroidery, you are at the right place!

As crown is for head, embroidery is for dress! Embroidery gives the masterly look required for your fabric design and also gives off a perception that has high value and has been designed carefully. The thread used has a soft lustre on the surface which in fact helps the color to stand out and catch people’s eye.

The word embroidery comes from the French word `broderie’ meaning embellishment! Today embroidery run through all over the world, but it is believed that birth embroidery in china and near east.



Designs are applied without regard to the weave of underlying fabric. The pattern is worked by the use of decorative stitches and laid threads on the top of the foundation of fabric rather than through the fabric. It is in disparity with canvas work. Tightly woven even-weave is the best for surface embroidery. Crewel, a thin loosely worsted yarn is also suited for this kind.

Types of surface embroidery include:

  • Appliqué
  • Art needlework
  • Crewel embroidery
  • Cross stitch
  • Golden work
  • Stump work


It is making stitches over a predetermined number of threads in the foundation fabric .That is the fabric threads are summed up by the embroiderer before inserting the needle into the fabric. Loosely woven fabrics are ideal for counted embroidery. It can be easily worked on an even-weave foundation fabric such as embroidery canvas, Aida cloth, or woven cotton and linen fabrics. Cross stitch and forms of black work embroidery can be done using counted embroidery.

Types of counted embroidery

  • Assisi
  • Bargello, or Florentine work
  • Blackwork
  • Canvas work
  • Cross stitch
  • Hardanger
  • Needlepoint
  • Drawn thread work


Threads are stitched through a fabric mesh to create a dense pattern and completely cover the foundation fabric. Threads like wool silk, cotton, blends and synthetic threads with interesting textures can be used.

Fabric known as muslin which is more of cheesecloth is very thin and loosely woven and is not easy for embroidery. Check the work calico to be on safer side. 100% cotton tends to have a nice tight weave that lends itself to a variety of stitches and is great for beginners to work.

Types of needlepoint or canvas embroidery

  • Basic types: single thread and double thread
  • Mono
  • Interlock
  • Penelope

Passion is the genesis of genius

Galileo Galilei

If you are passionate towards embroidery, go on and do all you can with it! Types of embroidery for beginner. Hunt for it with the courage to pursue them and explore the spark of interest in you!

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