Embroidery Library - Helpful How-Tos

Helpful How-Tos

The Embroidery Library team has created and stitched tens of thousands of designs over the past 15 years. Here's a collection of articles, guides, and videos that share our tried-and-tested techniques.



Learn how to avoid gapping, shifting, and thread tension problems with these helpful hints.

Where to place a design? How to organize designs on your computer? Those hot topics and more are found here.

Proper hooping results in crisp and professional-looking embroidery. Get tips and tricks for great results, every time!

What's the difference between tear-away and cutaway? Which water-soluble works best for freestanding lace? Handy-dandy articles covering those topics are found here.

Tips for working with metallic thread, and how to avoid thread shredding and breaks.

See traditional design placement ideas, along with clever and non-traditional positioning, too!


Specialty techniques, like fringe, thick thread, Trapunto, embossed, and Mylar are explored here.

Hundreds of talented embroiderers share their experience, ideas, tips, and techniques here.

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