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Designer Album Covers

A great last-minute gift idea! Personalize the wool design on the front to match the recipient's interests.

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Embroidery Stitches


Back Stitch
To back-stitch, pull needle up at A (Back Stitch Diagram). Insert it back into fabric at B, and bring it up at C. Push needle down again at D, and bring it up at E. Continue in same manner.

Cross Stitch
To cross-stitch, pull your needle up at A (Cross Stitch Diagram), then push it down at B. Bring needle up at C, then push it down at D. Repeat for as many cross-stitches as desired.

French Knot
To make a French knot, pull needle and floss through at the point where the knot is desired (A on French Knot Diagram). Wrap floss around needle twice without twisting the floss. Insert tip of needle into fabric at B, 1/16" away from A. Gently push wraps down needle to meet fabric. Pull needle and trailing floss through fabric slowly and smoothly.

Running Stitch
To make a running stitch, pull needle up at A (Running Stitch Diagram), and insert it back into fabric at B, 1/8" away from A. Pull needle up at C, 1/8" away from B, and continue in same manner.

Satin Stitch
To satin-stitch (Satin Stitch Diagram), fill in the desired area with straight stitches, stitching from edge to edge and placing the stitches side by side.

Stem Stitch
To stem-stitch, pull needle up at A (Stem Stitch Diagram). Insert it back into fabric at B, about 1/4" away from A. Holding floss out of the way, bring needle back up at C and pull floss through so it lies flat against fabric. The distances between points A, B, and C should be equal. Pull gently and with equal tautness after each stitch.


Tack StitchTo tack-stitch, pull needle up at A (Tack Stitch Diagram) and push it down at B. Come up at C and go down at D. Make several stitches to secure stems.

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