Welcome you to the block that will familiarize you to the basics of the embroidery. It is indeed fun to learn about many things that keep us busy in a positive way and make us more innovative and creative. Some of us already have knowledge about things from family, tutorials, magazines, and internet and from other sources. This blog is being written keeping in view the idea of sharing basic knowledge on basics of embroidery.
The best thing about embroidery is that you can do it at your own ease and it can be easily afforded as material for embroidery is inexpensive. You can make something best and can gift it to your friends and family that will hold the more value and importance.
The materials required for embroidery includes hoop as it is required in most the fabrics that are required to have embroidery. Make sure that you manage to get a medium size hoop it must not be too small or too big. You can choose to go for a traditional cheap wood hoop. You can also go for a vintage hoop or spring tension hoop. You can use the later one for working small. This basically works by squeezing the metal piece and then releases it inside the plastic track. Some other options for hoop includes plastic version of wood hoop.
The next thing that you need to do is know about fabrics to be used in embroidery. It is so simple you can use any fabric that you can get a hole through for stitching.
You can use Osnaburg: That is basically 100 percent cotton and appears to be linen. It is relatively easy to so embroidery on this kind of stuff. This is almost available in every color.
Weaver’s Cloth: this is basically made by blending cotton and poly. It is lightweight and can easily be stitched.
Canvas: This is also 100 percent cotton but heavier than the one we have talked about. It is bit difficult to hoop but still it works. You can also see in the pictures.
Quilting Cotton: This is also 100 percent cotton and this fabric has most varieties, there is an endless supply of colors and prints. You can also see in the picture how beautiful it looks to be.
Felt: it is also available in many types used in basic embroidery but I mostly do it on wool/rayon blend. You can also use others like muslin, brad cloth and many others.
There are two types of needles ball point and sharps. Ballpoint needles are cross stitch needles while sharps are labeled as embroidery needles.
Everyone loves basic DMC floss so do I. You can also find many other varieties apart from the basic floss. It is easy to be found. The Flower thread is quite thin and it doesn’t separate into thin strands. Another type is called Pearl Cotton. It doesn’t also separate into strands but it comes in different thicknesses.
There are many other tools and materials that are used in embroidery but at least I tried to share my knowledge on some basic things.