For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 89

This is a band of a slight variety on a needlepoint canvas stitch which is called Fan Vaulting in Mary Rhodes Dictionary of Canvas Work Stitches (Batsford Embroidery Paperback). I increased the space a little and added some French knots in between the fanned stitches. Thread: A hand dyed wool and …

Art Trade an ezine not to be missed

For those who enjoy art journals, collage and mixed media, ATC’s both fabric and paper, altered art, mail art, swapped art, drawing and related paper arts will love the free ezine Art Trader. The latest 73 page issue features articles on techniques, design principals, interviews, using media such as water …

CQ Detail 54

Stitches: Today’s detail is actually a braid embellishment. The braid is being held down with  detached chain stitch that has a long tail. Thread: A hand dyed rayon ribbon floss Placement and Foundation Fabric: This braid sits on piece 7 in the diagram published when I introduced block 8. In the …

How to work closed needle woven picot leaf stitch

Many are enjoying my tutorial on How to work a needle woven picot, as the stitch produced is very leaf like. The needlewoven picot I demonstrated has an open base but if you work needlewoven picot with a closed base you get an even more life like leaf! So I …

For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 88

This band of stitching is made up of rows of reversed fly stitch which have been whipped with a second thread. Thread: The reversed fly stitch was worked in perle cotton and it was whipped with a high gloss silk thread which unfortunately in one spot snagged. I hand this sampler …