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FAQs

What is crewel?
Crewel is usually worked on linen that is stamped with the outline of the design. You follow the chart to fill in the areas. The design is worked up with wool yarn on a satin stitch.
What is needlepoint?
Needlepoint is usually worked on canvas that is printed with the design. You fill in the design areas with yarn. Needlepoint is “full coverage” which means that no canvas is exposed when the design is complete. The design is usually worked up with wool yarn in a continental stitch.
What is the difference between a whipstitch and a slipstitch?
Nothing- they are the same stitch, but people sometimes call them by different names.
What is the difference between embroidering a buttonhole and blanket stitch?
Nothing, they are the same stitch used for different purposes. The buttonhole stitch IS the blanket stitch worked as closely together as possible on either side of the slit made in fabric where the button hole will be.
The blanket stitch usually has space between each stitch and is used as a decorative stitch for attaching quilting appliqués.
Why should you use a hoop when working a needlecraft project?
Using a hoop makes it much easier to complete the stitching. When the fabric is stretched taut, it makes the hole as big as possible, which allows the needle to slip easily in and out of the holes. Hoops also allow for better control and more uniform stitch work.
How can I keep my blending filaments from fraying when I embroider a satin stitch?
Drag the filament through beeswax before stitching, and then launder as instructed to remove the wax from the piece.
How many strands of floss should I use to sew the sequins on my Bucilla project?
Use one strand of floss to attach sequins to your Bucilla projects.
What do I do if I'm short sequins or beads for my Bucilla project?
Call customer service to receive more beads or sequins. 1-800-842-4197 Mon - Fri. 8am - 5pm EST
What is the difference between the solid blue patterns and the multicolor patterns in your Bucilla stamped goods program?
The blue ink is washable- you stitch it first and then wash it so the ink disappears. The multicolor ink is permanent. It will not disappear. The choice is yours for how you like to stitch.
Why shouldn’t I wash my Bucilla tablecloth fabrics before stitching?
Bucilla tablecloth designs are stamped with water-soluble ink. If you wash the tablecloth before you stitch it, you will lose the pattern. When you are finished stitching your design, you will want to wash the piece so the ink markings do not interfere with your beautiful stitch work.
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