We support the strikes! We've added Fedex, Evri and Yodel as delivery options, and our standard Royal Mail option is now RM24. Collection from the Tron Kirk on the Royal Mile also available for those in Edinburgh!

Modern Embroidery Ideas + FREE Designs

Gold embroidery thread tangling? Silver strands fraying? Here are our top tips to help you master those metallics
A little treat! I made this sampler recently while experimenting with new colours - and now I'm offering it as a free download on the website. Hooray!
I'll talk you through how to use hand embroidery to customise and upcycle your clothes. You can create a totally unique item of clothing to show off - and it's really easy to do, once you know how. Plus, it's a great way to break the cycle of fast fashion!
You might know that I'm always looking for ways to make Paraffle a more sustainable and environmentally friendly embroidery business...and I'm super happy to say that Paraffle is now offsetting carbon emissions from all of your orders!
Looking for ideas as to what you can hand embroider directly on to? I've listed out a few ideas here!
There's a few ways to embroider lettering - I'll take you through some of them in this article!
I think it’s pretty safe to say that flower designs are an absolute classic part of embroidery styles both vintage and modern. Simply type “embroidery” into Pinterest and you’ll find that nine out of ten image results will feature flowers! And with spring firmly in the air up here in Edinburgh...
Crafters of all kinds will know this problem all too well - the more you get into your hobby, the more equipment you acquire. Some new threads and a few different hoop sizes here, a couple of fabric options for the stash that were on special offer there…
Here's some examples of how Satin Stitch can be used in different designs!
Learn how to make a hand embroidered patch with our full guide for beginners. Patches are a useful way to customise your shirts, jackets and accessories. They're perfect for upcycling old clothes!
Embroidery helped me get through some of my most stressful times at university - Here's my personal take on the relation to mindfulness!
French knots are tricky! So why bother, right? Here's 10 examples of how French knots can be used, to inspire you to master them!
Embroidery is such a versatile craft that can have so many lives outside of the hoop. The art of creating patterns and text with just needle and thread can be transferred onto all manner of other mediums...

Sometimes you see an embroidery project that blows you away. The Red Dress project - conceived and developed by British artist Kirstie MacLeod - is one of those. Take a look!

With the evenings getting darker and colder, it’s the perfect time to get started on new projects, make the most of cosy evenings and add a bit of seasonal decor to your home. To help get you in the fall mood and inspired for your next embroideries, I’ve put together my favourite Paraffle designs that I feel really fit with the season. 

With Halloween coming up, I’ve put together a collection of 13 incredible embroideries from other artists that will help you find some spooky inspiration. Happy Halloween!

The holiday season is nearly here, which means it’s time to get thinking about festive crafts! There’s so much related to Christmas that can inspire a make, from words to objects, and of course – glitter! Whether you’re planning to make something for your own home or as a gift to a loved one, I hope these 12 Christmassy creations will help you find the perfect idea.

I'm SO excited to announce the continuation of our favourite Paraffle tradition: our Black Friday Charity Event! This year, we’re partnering with Excellent Development - 25% of Paraffle sales from the Black Friday weekend will be donated to them.

Yes! The Christmas embroidery kits are ready - with added jingle bells! Looking back to last year's Christmas designs and patterns, it's been quite a year...

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