Array Wool: Your New Favorite Thread For Embroidery and Cross Stitch

Whether you're a seasoned stitcher exploring new materials and curious about wool, or a newbie wondering what to choose to start your journey with embroidery, cross stitch, or needlework, here are four reasons you’re going to love Array Wool.

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Embroidered Embellishments: Found Inspiration

Embroidery is a timeless craft, offering an outlet for creativity and a canvas for personal expression. Whether you’re following a pattern or exploring free-form stitching, there are endless ways to utilize your skills. We love seeing how other artists and designers use embroidery to embellish their daily lives. Here's a round up of some inspirational favorites found on Instagram and beyond.

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French Knot Tutorial: Step-By-Step Instructions

The french knot is a wonderfully versatile, decorative embroidery stitch. It involves making stitches in the form of small knotted dots, which can be used as a filler, pattern, or as the center of flowers.

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Satin Stitch Tutorial: Step-By-Step Embroidery Instructions

Satin stitch is one of the most common filler stitches. It’s used to fill in any shape with an area of flat, smooth and closely spaced stitches. Each stitch lays parallel to the last, extending across the entire length or width of the shape.

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Split Stitch Tutorial: Step-By-Step Embroidery Instructions

The split stitch is a basic embroidery stitch that can be used to outline an image, or can be used as a filler if you put the lines closer to each other. To create this thicker line of stitching, stab the previous stitch from below to create a continuous line. 

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Running Whip Stitch Tutorial: Step-By-Step Embroidery Instructions

Whipped running stitches are perfect for linear elements that are more decorative than stitches with single lines. The running stitch acts as a foundation for the whip stitch, so it seems somewhat raised with a twisted appearance that can be accentuated by using two different colors of thread.

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Running Stitch Tutorial: Step-By-Step Embroidery Instructions

The running stitch is one of the most common stitches used in hand sewing, mending, and embroidery. It involves creating a series of evenly spaced, straight stitches on fabric, and the end result looks like a continuous line composed of little dashes. Learn for yourself using our simple, step-by-step guide!

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Chain Stitch Tutorial: Step-By-Step Embroidery Instructions

The chain stitch is one of the basic embroidery stitches that is useful for making a continuous line that appears to be made with conjoined loops, like a chain. When you make multiple lines of chain stitches next to one another it also makes a good filler stitch–a stitch that can fill a larger area of a design rather than an outline. 

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Beginner’s Guide to Learning Embroidery

Embroidery is a timeless and creative craft that allows anyone to transform plain fabric into a work of art with thread and a needle. Relax and unplug from a stressful day while learning a new hobby, and create art to hang on your walls or personalize your clothes with. This complete beginner’s guide will show you the essential steps to getting started with embroidery. 

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