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Create Complex Designs with Simple Embroidery Stitches

Threads magazine - 186 - Aug./Sept. 2016 Issue
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An ethnic embroidery style with 2,000-year-old roots is surprisingly timeless-and as this article from Threads #186 (August/September 2016) will show you, surprisingly easy to learn. Originally used by Jewish embroiderers in southern Arabia to decorate traditional clothing, headwear, and bridal costumes, the intricate patterns of Yemenite Jewish embroidery adapt beautifully to modern fashion. With threaded needle, a little imagination, and a handful of stitches, today’s hand embroiderers can transform anything from a plain T-shirt to an evening dress into a work of art. VIDEO EXTRAS How to Sew a Chain Stitch How to Sew a Fly Stitch How to Sew a Blanket Stitch How to Sew a Couching Stitch How to Sew a Web Stitch

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