1. Simple Designs
The split stitch is an easy-to-learn technique that involves working the needle through the previous stitch to create a neat line, perfect for outlines and writing. With it, you can create simple yet sharp-looking artworks, like this cactus piece from Charlotte Newland (see what we did there?).
As well as the versatile stitch, Charlotte’s guide will also help you master the French knot, which is used everywhere that you need a dot, and how to plan out your custom design using a water-erasable pen. Just make sure that you have plenty of vibrantly coloured thread for your work by picking up an embroidery-exclusive set like Korbond Embroidery Floss (238402).