Stitchers Templates

My stitchers templates are designed with other embroiderers and crazy quilters in mind. They will take your stitching to the next level.  With them you can create hundreds of different hand embroidery patterns.

They are made of clear plastic so you can position them easily and are compact in your sewing box. To use them position the template in place, use a quilter’s pencil to trace along the edge of the template to create a pattern. You can stitch along this line to decorate the seam.

Each set has a free ebook of patterns to use or spark ideas.

For more information, see what they look like, find out about the free ebook of patterns visit the information pages in the shop where you can also purchase them.

Seed stitch Tutorial

Seed stitch is also known as seed filling, speckling, dot stitch and rice stitch. It is one of the simplest stitches to work. This stitch is created by scattering tiny straight stitches randomly over the surface of your fabric. Traditionally the stitches are to be worked quite evenly spaced with …

TAST Week 36

Welcome back from our break week. I hope everyone is energised for the final push towards the end of the year. This week I have chosen a relatively easy but versatile stitch to ease back into the TAST challenge. I hope everyone enjoys it! TAST Week 36 Feathered Chain stitch …

The Frederick Herrschner Art Needlework Supplies General Catalog free online

While browsing the net over coffee I made a wonderful discovery while poking around in the Antique Pattern library. I love finding stuff like the Art Needlework Supplies General Catalog produced by Frederick Herrschner in 1907 is a huge 242 page catalogue of embroidery patterns. So, I thought I would …

TAST Break Week 3

TAST Break Week Last week, I announced we would have a catch-up TAST Break week. If you are up to date with your sampling, take a little a break. I don’t know a stitcher who has not got other projects to work on — so this is your chance. For …

TAST Week 35

A little heads-up I have a little bit of housekeeping before I announce the stitch for TAST week 35. Next week will be a break week. In addition, I have introduced some easy stitches for this week, as I feel that the combination of a fun easy week coupled with …

TAST Week 34

TAST Week 34 TAST week 34 is technically two stitches but, since Crossed and Plaited Feather stitch are so similar, I have grouped them together as one. Both are based on straight-sided feather stitch and both involve a second line of overlapping stitches. As usual, to learn how to work …