Top 5 Biscornu Tutorials online

Biscornu pincushions are all the rage. Since I shared 2 TAST stitches last week  here are the 5 top tutorials that show you how to make a Biscornu.

Biscornus can be any size – even the size of cushions. Other popular uses are as a scissor fob, or tree ornament. Some Biscornus are made using an even weave fabric, featuring a cross stitch pattern but others are made of quilting fabric and of course you could use 2 crazy quilt blocks.

The French word loosely means ‘odd-shaped’ or  ‘horned’ or or ‘complicated and bizarre’ and refers to their quirky look.

RedCattEtsy has produced a video tutorial on You Tube for a Biscornu that uses Aida as its fabric

Also On You tube, Debbie Shore demonstrates how to make a Biscornu cushion. This is a very clear demonstration because it Debbie has scaled the biscornu up to cushion size.

Rissa Peace Root has a comprehensive tutorial on Biscornu Basics with each step photographed and explained.

Save the stitches on the Nordic Needle website has a very good tutorial on Biscornu which includes things to consider when choosing a design

Over on Made by Eva there is a very clear tutorial on how to make a Biscornu pincushion

Many of the Freehand embroidery patterns on this website are very suitable for Biscorno patterns


Some of the Resources on Pintangle

Just a reminder of some of the resources on this site!

Crazy quilting and Hand Embroidery 

This series of posts on How to assemble a Crazy Quilt includes

 

12 Surface Stitches for Beginners This is a direct PDF download You need Acrobat reader to read it.

A tutorial on how to make a Ric Rac Rose 

Crease free Silk Ribbon Storage 

How to make a 5 pointed ribbon flower

How to stitch a silk ribbon Farago Rose

How to Transfer Embroidery patterns to fabric 

 Studio Journalling

Some tips on choosing a Visual Journal

Adding pages to a wire bound journal 

Art Journal Technique Gesso as base 

From Studio Journal Design to Embroidery 

 

Dueling Fiddlers from photo to stitch

Other items

Tips for managing large projects.

How to make fabric from scrap thread (what I did with the contents of my Orts Jar)

Tips for using Chenille thread 

What is Ribbon Floss?

How to use transfer dyes to print on synthetic fabric.

Skeining and tying off threads to dye

Hand Dyeing threads 

Products I use (I am not affiliated nor was I paid to review these items)

Mistyfuse is fantastic a product review

Grip-n-Stitch embroidery frame review

Free Stitchers Worksheets

Please note: There are two versions one is A4 size and the other is US letter size.

These files are in PDF format and you will need Adobe reader to view them. The PDF reader is free from Adobe you can get it from here

Module 1 contains

  • Back Stitch
  • Buttonhole Stitch
  • Herringbone Stitch

Download A4 Module 1 free

Download US letter Module 1 free

Module 2 contains

  • Chevron Stitch
  • Cretan Stitch
  • Couching Stitch

Download A4 module 2 free

Download US letter module 2 free

Module 3 contains

  • Chain Stitch
  • Detached Chain Stitch
  • Fly Stitch

Download A4 module 3 free

Download US letter module 3 free

Module 4 contains

  • Feather Stitch
  • Running Stitch
  • Stem Stitch

Download A4 module 4 free

Download US Letter module 4 free

For information about my other worksheets see the stitchers worksheets tab and these are the modules that are for sale.

Tutorials and Mini series on Pintangle

Just a reminder of good resources on this site!

Crazy quilting and Hand Embroidery 

This series of posts on How to assemble a Crazy Quilt includes

 

12 Surface Stitches for Beginners This is a direct PDF download You need Acrobat reader to read it.

A tutorial on how to make a Ric Rac Rose 

Crease free Silk Ribbon Storage 

How to make a 5 pointed ribbon flower

How to stitch a silk ribbon Farago Rose

How to Transfer Embroidery patterns to fabric 

 Studio Journalling

Some tips on choosing a Visual Journal

Adding pages to a wire bound journal 

Art Journal Technique Gesso as base 

From Studio Journal Design to Embroidery 

 

Dueling Fiddlers from photo to stitch

Other items

Tips for managing large projects.

How to make fabric from scrap thread (what I did with the contents of my Orts Jar)

Tips for using Chenille thread 

What is Ribbon Floss?

How to use transfer dyes to print on synthetic fabric.

Skeining and tying off threads to dye

Hand Dyeing threads 

Products I use (I am not affiliated nor was I paid to review these items)

Mistyfuse is fantastic a product review

Grip-n-Stitch embroidery frame review


R. Ackermann’s Repository of fashions a free ebook online

fashion illustrationR. Ackermann’s Repository of fashions was published 1829 and has been digitized and made available as free Google ebook.

For those with a tablet it is easily read or you can view it on your computer.

The book contains some really lovely fashion plates of the day which will be of great interest to anyone interested in the history of costume. They have a charm of their own that delighted me.

Also many crazy quilters print on fabric vintage images then incorporate these into their crazy quilt blocks they are the modern equivalent to cigarette silks.

fashion illustrationFor those readers who do not do crazy quilting on antique crazy quilts you will often find little pictures and images that were printed on silk. If you are interested here is an article about Cigarette Silks. These came in cigarette packets and women used to collect them and they got used in crazy quilts. Today with the aid of computers quilters print on fabric in the tradition of cigarette silks. The prints produced this way are even abbreviated to the words “silk cigie” or just cigie

free embroidery pattern
Also the book contains many interesting embroidery patterns used in that period.

free embroidery patternI have taken a few screenshots in the hope of enticing you to look at and enjoy reading the the book.

free embroidery pattern
As I browsed these pages my imagination went to creating a series of Jane Austin themed crazy quilt blocks using this publication as a jumping off spot.

Friday freebies is a regular series in which I highlight free resources online, free patterns and links that are of interest to fiber folks.  All posts in the series are in the  Friday Freebie category I hope you enjoy them.