materials & Equipment
Embroidery Needle : These come in sizes ranging from 1-10. The lower the size of the needle, the bigger the eye of the needle will be. So the biggest embroidery needle is a size 10 and the smallest embroidery needle is a size 1. I typically use two embroidery needles, a size 3 (when I’m using 4 or more strands of embroidery floss) and a size 7. (when I’m using 3 or fewer strands of embroidery floss).
Embroidery Scissors : These don’t have to be anything fancy (although if you would like some magical ornate snip designs you can shop here!), you just want a small pair of scissors so that you can make cuts to your thread without hitting the fabric below.
Embroidery Floss : There are many different embroidery floss brands out there but I use the brand DMC. You should be able to find this embroidery floss at any craft store around the world.
Embroidery Hoop : These come in sizes ranging from 3 inches up 12 inches and more. Wood embroidery hoops are the most common and easiest to find however you can also find embroidery hoops made of plastic, rubber and metal.
embroidery hoops 101
In this video I discuss different types of embroidery hoops, how the embroidery hoop works, staining your embroidery hoops & closing your hoop backs.