For the love of Stitching sampler band 533

This area is part of section 36 on of the For Love of Stitching band sampler is a quote by John Updike who has just died. It was a quote that had meant something to me so I stitched it on my sampler. Thread: The thread is hand dyed silk. Fabric: …

A free hand embroidery pattern

This free hand embroidery pattern is a very is a simplified mandala like design. I left areas open deliberately so that stitchers could use those spaces to explore fills, patterning or even some of the pulled thread stitches. I have a few suggestions for stitches you can use but they are …

For the love of Stitching sampler band 532

This area is part of section 36 on of the For Love of Stitching band sampler.  This area is an experiment that was inspired by the experiments in Algerian eye stitches I did a few bands before. Thread: The thread is hand dyed silk. Fabric: Hand dyed 18 cnt Aida Date: …

Work in Progress Wednesday: Using Misty Fuse

Work in Progress Wednesdays seem to arrive very quickly this year!Could be that life is very busy at the moment. This year I am participating in the Crazy Quilt Journal Project 2012 but I am off to late start. That said I have at least started! When I signed up …

Feather Stitch

Feather stitch is a wonderfully versatile, decorative, surface embroidery stitch. It is also known as single coral stitch, and briar stitch. Feather stitch is found extensively on traditional English smocks, Dorset embroidery and on crazy quilts. The traditional uses of feather stitch are easily given a contemporary twist particularly if …