Chain Stitch

Instructions on how to work chain stitch Chain stitch can be used to create a line. It is also known as tambour stitch and point de chainette. Bring the needle up through the fabric and hold the thread with the left thumb. Insert the needle as illustrated, so that the point emerges …

For the Love of Stitching Sampler Band 538

Thread: The thread is hand dyed silk. Fabric: A cotton linen mix that is 22 count Date: This section of the sampler was worked February 2009. Size: The For Love of Stitching Band Sampler is 15 cm (6 inches) wide. It consists of different strips of fabric which are are stitched together …

Friday Freebie A hand embroidery pattern

Once again the pattern for this  Friday is similar to the one I offered last week which means you could use it as part of a series. It can be combined with fused applique, couching and beading to give it a completely different look. It can be embroidered in any of …

Great Australian Bite Sized Circus in the News

The Canberra Times, the ACT local newspaper has run an article Roll up as touring circus runs rings round city which is accompanied by some great photos taken by their photographer Stuart Walmsley. Regular readers will be aware that my daughter is in the process of starting her own circus …

Introducing Block 55 on the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt

Block 55 is another block made up of strong colours and tones which means there is more drama compared to the pastel blocks on the quilt.  It forms part of the strong diagonal band of colour that runs across the quilt. Over the next few weeks I will focus on …