Ruth O'Leary Textile Art and Embroidery

'Stories from the Arabian Nights' - part of the Slip cases for books gallery

'Stories from the Arabian Nights' slip case


Embroidery hints and tips

Embroidery covers a huge range of techniques, for both hand and machine sewing, and there’ll be a way of getting any effect you wish to achieve. This can seem quite daunting to the beginner – where to begin? – but with experience and practice you’ll find that a few simple textile art techniques can give stunning results.

These tips articles cover the techniques used in the creation of some of the work on show in the Galleries, with guidance on how to get started, what equipment and materials to use, and extra hints on how to get the best effects.

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