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What is machine embroidery  ?

Machine embroidery is an embroidery process whereby a sewing machine or embroidery machine is used to create patterns on textiles. It is used commercially in product branding, corporate advertising, and uniform adornment. Hobbyists also machine embroider for personal sewing and craft projects.


Thread painting with D twist and metallic embroidery thread

Learn  Wonderfil thread and a D twist embroidery stitch

Thread painting flowers with Wonderfil quilting  thread

Learn how to use wonderfil thread to embroider flowers onto your textile art

Thread painting with spotlite Wonderfil embroidery thread

Thread painting is the American way of saying free machine embroidery or free motion stitching.

Thread painting with accent Wonderfil embroidery thread

Textile artist Lucy Garvin uses Wonderfil embroidery thread for her free machine embroidery

Lucy Garvin is a self-taught artist whose curiosity and passion forsewingembellishing and anything fabric or fibre related, has led her to explore almost every technique worked with a threaded needle, both hand and machine. Lucy shares her passion for hand and machine embellishment techniques through teaching


Creative Free Machine Embroidery

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