interested in learning embroidery? hooray! i can help.
check out my 'getting started' guide below for the very basics and you'll be stitching in no time!
GATHER YOUR SUPPLIES
NOTE: if you are starting with one of my embroidery kits, you already have all of these except the scissors!
water-soluble pen or pencil
transfer or carbon paper
TRANSFER YOUR PATTERN
if you need to transfer your pattern onto your fabric,
if you have one of my pre-printed patterns, you're ready to mount it into your hoop, see the next step.
MOUNT YOUR FABRIC IN THE HOOP
separate the inner and outer rings of the hoop
lay the inner ring on a flat surface
place the fabric over the inner ring, with the design centered
slide the outer ring over the inner ring and fabric; while keeping the fabric smooth, tighten the screw
you want your fabric nice and taut, but not so tight that it is stretched or distorted. try to maintain a tight surface while you are stitching -- no sagging or wrinkles