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Create Complex Designs with Simple Embroidery Stitches

Threads #186, Aug./Sept. 2016
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An ethnic embroidery style with 2,000-year-old roots is surprisingly timeless and, as this article from Threads #186 (Aug./Sept. 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.


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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