If you're looking to spice up otherwise dull blankets, towels, pillow cases, or any other fabrics, then embroidery could be the way to go. After all, why spend on expensive yet unoriginal fabric designs when you can just create your own? And contrary to what other may think, embroidery isn't a difficult task. Even if you're a just novice, you can immediately create beautiful designs simply by using some basic stitches and a little bit of creativity. Not sure where to start? Go online and check some embroidery patterns and tutorials. Try searching for videos that demonstrate how certain stitches work so you can see them in action. If you really want to learn though the best way is to see and do it firsthand. Look up local embroidery shops in your area and inquire if they offer tutorials or classes. Or at the very least, see if they have any books, maybe even videos for sale that you can learn from. When you're in an embroidery shop, also look around for some ideas. These places usually have designs on display so keep an eye out for anything that you can use. Why not ask the staff to point you in the right direction? Tell them that you're a beginner and that you'd appreciate any advice. The information that you get here should be enough to get you started.