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.
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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