For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 5

Stitch:  This is variety of Interlaced double running stitch. For directions on how to stitch it illustrated in my stitch dictionary Thread: A hand dyed cotton (crochet thread) was used for the foundation running stitches These were laced first with ribbon floss. Beads were added to fill in the spaces and …

For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 4

Stitch:  This is variety of Laced triple running stitch. There are many ways to lace and thread running stitch some of which are listed in my stitch dictionary Thread: A hand dyed cotton (crochet thread) was used for the foundation running stitches These were laced first with a synthetic knitting ribbon …

A Thread of Truth

YlI Corporation has released a booklet titled A Thread of Truth (PDF file) a factual look at sewing thread which answers many sewers questions about thread. The article covers how thread is manufactured including explaining clearly the ‘z’ twist and ‘s’ twist. Topics such as thread finishing, ply, the manufacture …

For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 3

Stitch:  A variety of Laced Triple Running stitch. I started this sampler with a triple running stitch and laced it first with a chenille knitting yarn. The next lacing was done with bunka thread which is a fine cord. I don’t think this band is particularly successful. There are a few ways …

For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 2

Stitch:  A variety of Laced triple running stitch and laced it with rayon ribbon floss and cotton thread. There are a good few ways to lace and thread running stitch some of which are listed in my stitch dictionary at the time (1996) I was exploring what could be done. Thread: Hand …

For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 1

Stitch:  A variety of Laced Triple Running stitch. I started this sampler with a triple running stitch and laced it with a chenille knitting yarn. There are a good few ways to lace and thread running stitch some of which are listed in my stitch dictionary at the time (1996) I was …