Ways into Free Embroidery

There are very different paths leading to free embroidery and consequently the chapters collected here are numerous. Some of them are already quite old, since I started these pages in 2007. However, there are still pages being added, as new “paths to free emboridery” are constantly opening up and there is still a lot to discover.

Sorry, not all of these pages are translated yet. But they will come soon. Meanwhile, you might like to have a look at all the pictures here.

Goldwork

The most exciting of all embroidery techniques is goldwork! I love the traditional type as well as “modern goldwork” and combinations with beads, sequins and nowadays even with materials from the area of mixed media.
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Machine Embroidery

Quite a wonderful path to free embroidery is the sewing machine. Many people who embroider and quilt by hand despise it for all the wrong reasons.
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Felting

When the first felters enrolled in my online embroidery course, I was not sure whether my lessons – originally designed for quilters – would be appropriate also for felters. These doubts dissipated very quickly ...
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Travelling

What could be a more wonderful “path to Free Embroidery” than a real journey?
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Needle felting

Undreamt of new possibilities are opening up thanks to a relatively new machine: the so-called Embellisher, a machine for needle felting.
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Texture

This chapter talks about structure-producing, three-dimensional embroidery techniques. There are plenty of possibilities to raise the surface of an embroidery piece or an Art Quilt to a third dimension.
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Beadwork

My favorite kind of bead work is one that does not exclusivley consist of beads, but combines other materials and techniques.
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Crazy

(Deutsch) Das Verzieren von Crazy- Quilts mit unterschiedlichsten Stichen ist ein beliebter Einstieg ins freie Sticken, besonders auch für Quilterinnen.
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Silk ribbon embroidery

(Deutsch) Verschiedene Quellen geben ungefähr das 17. Jahrhundert als Geburtsstunde der Seidenbändchen-Stickerei an. Der Ursprungsort ist eindeutiger: Frankreich.
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Tradition

(Deutsch) Auch der Weg über Tradition und Geschichte kann ins freie Sticken führen. Jedes Land dieser Erde hat eigene Sticktechniken entwickelt und es ist überaus spannend zu erforschen, ob und wie diese Techniken weiterentwickelt werden können.
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