What Is Stumpwork?

Stumpwork takes your hand embroidery to another dimension, making it appear as if it jumps right off of the fabric. Although it looks difficult, Stumpwork builds on basic hand embroidery stitches to create gorgeous 3-D projects with strikingly realistic results.

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20 Things Every Machine Embroider Should know
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The Common Thread

Everything you need to know about thread for your next project.

Best Threads for Hand Embroidery

Learn how the fiber, weight and twist of common embroidery threads can help add dimension and texture to your creations.

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The Best Machine Embroidery Thread

In this art form, threads are the palate on which beautiful machine embroidery and thread art are created. And, just as with paint, there are many types of thread, each one with a particular use and effect. Not sure what thread types and weights you should use? You've come to the right place.

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Expired Thread?

Found a spool that's been hiding from you? Find out if it's still good to use!

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