Sword Stitch Tutorial

Sword stitch is a simple easy stitch to work which is classified as an isolated stitch. Its simplicity means your experiments can take you in different directions. Obviously you can work Sword stitch as an isolated stitch but arranging it in patterns or lines can take the stitch off in anther …

For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 351

Detail: This section is feather stitch worked in perle #5 and decorated with small novelty beads. Date: This section of the sampler was worked during 2007.   Size:   The For Love of Stitching Band Sampler is 15 cm (6 inches) wide. It consists of different strips of fabric which are are …

Introducing block 30 in the “I dropped the button box” quilt

We are now at block 30. I have always enjoyed this block and I hope you will too! Fabric content: Piece 1: A light weight tapestry type fabric used in soft furnishing Piece 2: Moire Silk Piece 3: Cotton Piece 4: A light weight soft furnishing fabric Piece 5: Linen …

For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 350

Detail: This motif is whipped stem stitch a small detached chain stitch and bead. It is worked using a perle #8 cotton thread which was hand dyed by me using procion dyes. Date: This section of the sampler was worked during 2007.   Size:   The For Love of Stitching Band …

The value of notebooks to Bruce Chatwin

This interview with Bruce Chatwin’s wife about his use of notebooks reveals how he dumped everything in to them. For those who are interested in the creative process or use studio journals you will find the insight to this writers process thought provoking. I was particularly intrigued with his ideas …