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Have Enough Yarn to Finish Your Crochet or Knitting Project?

We’ve all had that puzzling moment when we’re staring at a ball of yarn and wondering if it will be enough to finish our knitting or crochet project. Or, maybe we haven’t even started our project yet and are wondering whether the leftover yarn we have stashed on our shelf is even worth using. To …

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How to Start an Embroidery Kit: 5 Steps to Take

Embroidery kits are such a gift to beginning and advanced embroiderers alike. Order an embroidery kit and you get everything you need for your project, from your pattern to your thread and your needles and your hoop. This is amazing, but how do you use all of it? How do you start an embroidery kit? …

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Does the Dollar Store Sell Embroidery Supplies?

Embroidery hoops, embroidery threads, embroidery needles – they can get expensive! Especially when you’re first starting out with embroidery and don’t want to spend a lot of money experimenting with this awesome new craft, buying embroidery supplies at the dollar store can seem like an economical option. Dollar stores often have embroidery products, but call …

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How Long Does it Take to Learn Embroidery?

Embroidery is a beautiful art form that makes a simple needle and thread look complicated. If the most you’ve ever done with a needle and thread is patch a hole in your pants, you may be wondering how long it takes to learn embroidery.  Basic embroidery stitches like the running stitch and the backstitch are …

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Does Embroidery Thread Shrink When Washed?

It’s an awful experience to pull a piece of clothing out of the dryer and realize it has shrunk. It’s even worse when that piece of clothing has a beautiful piece of embroidery on it that you spent hours working on. What actually happened? Is it the embroidery thread that shrank in the dryer? Cotton …

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Can You Make Embroidery Thread Colorfast?

It’s a big disappointment to spend hours on an embroidery project, just to have the colors run when you wash it. Whomp whomp. If you’ve run into this disaster, your embroidery thread wasn’t colorfast. So, how do you make embroidery thread colorfast? There’s little you can do yourself to make embroidery thread colorfast. The best …

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Can Embroidery Thread Get Wet? What You Need to Know

Embroidery thread is used for a lot of things we wear on a daily basis, from clothing to bracelets. Whether we get caught in a rainstorm, jump in a pool, or just need to run the washing machine, our embroidery thread is bound to get wet on a regular basis. But, is this ok? Can …

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