History of Thimbles

A thimble is a protective covering worn over finger tips generally during sewing. The first thimbles date back to about 30,000 years ago that were used when mammoth hunters sewed pearls onto pieces of leather. A Dutch metal worker made the first thimble as we know today in England around the year 1695. At theRead More

Three Main Types of Embroidery Backing

Embroidery Backing – The Invisible Super Hero What is the one thing that is almost never seen to anyone but the sewer, yet remains the most critical component of embroidery? Stabilizer! (or backing). The three basic types of stabilizer are tear-away, cutaway, and water soluble. Choosing the right stabilizer for your project can be aRead More