Embroidery has had one of the biggest comebacks over the past couple of years, with shops being full of embroidered clothing pieces, patches becoming trendy again and home decor featuring a threaded theme. While all of these items are great to buy, they’re also fun to make, so we’ve put together a few bits of inspiration to help you get started on your latest modern embroidery project.
Experimental hoop art – hoop art is pretty huge right now, as it’s so easy to hang an embroidery hoop up on a wall, and this hoop is filled with samples of different stitches. There’s no tutorial to go with it, as every hoop is unique!
Hand embroidered medal patches – patches are so trendy at the minute as they’re perfect for making a piece of clothing unique. These little medal patches can be customised with any words or phrases you like, making them perfect for you or as a gift!
How to hand make a patch – this video is really informative about how to make a high quality, professional-looking patch with equipment that you can buy at a craft shop. Of course, you don’t have to make a pizza patch – just draw any design you want!
Floral hoop art inspiration – flowers feature heavily in modern hoop art, and this post has several pictures that will get your floral inspo creativity flowing.
DIY cacti t-shirt embroidery – this is a super simple design that absolutely anyone can do! All you need is a black t-shirt, some felt, threads in colours of your choice and a needle!
Single colour negative space embroidery – this type of embroidery features a blank space surrounded by a single colour, creating a stunning effect.
Zenbroidery – this quick video talks all about zenbroidery, the art of free form stitching. It combines modern colouring books with stitching to produce amazing, colourful artwork.
Embroidery against black cotton – for a super striking look, try using black cotton when creating hoop art!