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Stitching guides for A Night at the Circus

We have created a number of how to videos to accompany A Night at the Circus embroidery kits and help you along the way. This range of kits is all about you learning a few stitches and then getting stuck in to explore how to use them. So these videos can help you on the way.If you have a question not covered here, please send us a message using the form at the end and we can help you along the way.

We want you to enjoy stitching as much as us, therefore no question is too small!

Stitching guides for A Night at the Circus

We have created a number of how to videos to accompany A Night at the Circus embroidery kits and help you along the way. This range of kits is all about you learning a few stitches and then getting stuck in to explore how to use them. So these videos can help you on the way.

If you have a question not covered here, please send us a message using the form at the end and we can help you along the way.

We want you to enjoy stitching as much as us, therefore no question is too small!

An Introduction to your Kit

Introducing your kit

This video guide will show you all the elements of the A Night at the Circus kits and walk you through how to get started

This video guide will show you all the elements of A Night at the Circus kit and show you how yo get started!

Getting started

Getting started

This video guide will show you how to split the thread, tie a knot and get started with your embroidery kit. For the circus kits you will probably be best using 3 or 4 strands, unless doing turkey work in which case it is recommended to use all 6 strands.

This video guide will show you how to split the thread, tie a knot and get started with your embroidery kit. This video shows the thread being split in 3 but for the circus kits you can use whatever feels right!

On the sampler you can experiment with different numbers of thread to see what thickness you prefer. 3 or 4 strands tends to be the standard.

Straight Stitch (includes running stitch and satin stitch)

Straight Stitch

This guide shows you how to do straight stitch, including using satin stitch for filling areas and running stitch for doing outlines.

This guide shows you how to do straight stitch, including using satin stitch for filling areas and running stitch for doing outlines.

Chain Stitch - Link Method

Chain Stitch - Link Method

This guide will introduce you to one of the two methods we use for creating chain stitch. The link method is often best used for doing outlines where you have more space around the stitches, whereas loop method is better for filling an area with chain stitch.

This guide will introduce you to one of the two methods we use for creating chain stitch. The link method is often best used for doing outlines where you have more space around the stitches, whereas loop method is better for filling an area with chain stitch.

Chain Stitch - Loop Method

This guide will introduce you to how to do chain stitch using the loop method. This method is best used when filling an area with chain stitch.

This guide will introduce you to how to do chain stitch using the loop method. This method is best used when filling an area with chain stitch.

French Knots

This guide will introduce you how to do French knots. This double handed stitching can feel a little intimidating but have faith in yourself! After a few practices you'll find yourself loving French knots.

This guide will introduce you how to do French knots. This double handed stitching can feel a little intimidating but have faith in yourself! After a few practices you'll find yourself loving French knots.

Stem stitch and whipped stem stitch

This guide will introduce you to both stem stitch and whipped stem stitch. These two stitches are wonderful for following lines and doing outlines.

This guide will introduce you to both stem stitch and whipped stem stitch. These two stitches are wonderful for following lines and doing outlines.

Hungarian Braid

This guide will introduce you to Hungarian braid. This wonderful stitch is best thought about as a double chain stitch. A little confusing the first time you do it but you'll quickly get to grips with it. Its fast become my favourite stitch.

This guide will introduce you to Hungarian braid. This wonderful stitch is best thought about as a double chain stitch. A little confusing the first time you do it but you'll quickly get to grips with it. Its fast become my favourite stitch.

Turkey Work

This guide will introduce you to Turkey work, which is absolutely as fun and mad as it sounds. Wonderful for creating volume - be it a curly hair do or a fluffy elephant!

This guide will introduce you to Turkey work, which is absolutely as fun and mad as it sounds. Wonderful for creating volume - be it a curly hair do or a fluffy elephant!

Unpicking Areas

Unpicking Areas

It is inevitable when sewing that you will stitch areas which need to be unpicked. This guide will show you the best approach to use for unpicking areas.

It is inevitable when sewing that you will stitch areas which need to be unpicked. This guide will show you the best approach to use for unpicking areas.

Mounting Your Embroidery

Mounting Your Embroidery

Once you have finished your musician, you may want to frame it. If so, this video with show you the method I use to mount embroidery pieces using foam board, push pins and hemline pins.

An embroidery tutorial on mounting your embroidery pieces using foam board, push pins and hemline pins.

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