The Best Fabric for Hand Embroidery

August 19, 2019

The Best Fabric for Hand Embroidery

What fabric do you stitch on? Where do you buy your fabric? These are two of the most common questions I receive on Instagram about my work. 

Best Fabric for Hand Embroidery

Different types of fabric for hand embroidery.

It's taken a lot of trial and error to figure out the fabric I prefer to stitch on. These days I typically work on fine imported linen, but I learned how to stitch on different types of cotton. I mention trial and error because fabric quality varies a LOT and over time I've learned how much easier it is to stitch on quality materials. This often translates to the fabric being more expensive, but I choose to invest in the best materials I can find because I want my work to have an heirloom quality that will last for years and years. 

If you want to learn more about fabric, I go in depth about how I select fabrics, the pros and cons of different types, the materials to avoid, and the exact places I purchase fabric in my new digital guide, Hand Embroidery Essentials. You can find it in my shop here!

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