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Embroidery Bingo 2022

Embroidery Bingo 2022

Welcome to Embroidery Bingo 2022! Please see the details below about getting started, setting up your Bingo card, and playing along on social media (Instagram and Patreon). Jessica will begin calling a stitch a day beginning February 1st so be sure to get your Bingo cards prepared and uploaded ASAP. Do not begin filling in the stitches until they are called!

We will have prizes for the first person to get 5 squares in a row and the first person to get a full “blackout” with the center free space included for both ways to win. Everyone can...


PDF FAQs

PDF FAQs

How to use a digital embroidery pattern

What is it?

A digital embroidery pattern is a file you download from the website as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file type. You will need Adobe Reader to open this file which you can download here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/ 

If you have trouble accessing your files please message me and I’d be happy to email them directly to you: Jessica@JessicaLongEmbroidery.com

Once you’ve downloaded and opened your file you can read the contents from your screen or you may choose to print one or all of the included pages. If you’d...


Introducing my Patreon Stitching Club

Introducing my Patreon Stitching Club

Are you a Stitching Club member looking for this month's benefits? Click here.

I am so excited to share that Jessica Long Embroidery is now on Patreon! I’m looking forward to this new way of connecting with you all. For those of you who haven’t used it before, Patreon is a subscription-based platform that allows you to get to know creators like me on a more personal level. I am offering two subscription tiers with some amazing perks. You can access Patreon directly from the web. You can also download the Patreon app, create an...


Using Variegated Floss

Using Variegated Floss

Variegated floss is thread that is dyed multiple colors. Sometimes the color change is subtle, such as color number 8005, and other times it is wild and unexpected as with color number 8046. 

The range of colors in a particular skein and the frequency of gradation depends on the brand of variegated floss. For example, "Seasons" is the variegated floss from Lecien Cosmo and it is produced in three separate series. The 5000's series are characterized by color changes every 3.14 inches (8 cm) while the 8000's have slow color changes every 11.8 inches...


Turkey Work

Turkey Work

Turkey work is an interesting stitch as you begin on top of your fabric and make your first stitch down at A, being sure to hold that tail and not pull it through. Then come up and anchor that tail with a back stitch (B-C). Next, come up at D, right next to A under that back stitch. Go down at E, along your guideline a stitch length away (shorten this length to concentrate more knots per inch), leaving a loop. Stitch an anchor back stitch over that insertion...