For the Love of Stitching Sampler band 551

This area is part of section 38 on the For Love of Stitching band sampler. As I explained when I introduced this section I created the sampler after the Victorian fires.  This band is adapted from a traditional blackwork leaf pattern. In the Canberra 2003 fires blackened leaves fell from sky all over the …

For the Love of stitching Sampler band 550

This area is part of section 38 on the For Love of Stitching band sampler. As I explained when I introduced this section I created the sampler after the Victorian fires.  This band sits under an area of  highly textured stitches and acts as a visual break. The For Love of Stitching Band …

How to work Wheatear stitch

Wheatear stitch is an versatile easy stitch that is often used to depict wild grasses and wheat as in the sample above. In this sample various forms of wheatear are used. Wheatear consists of two straight stitches that are worked diagonally in a V like shape before a chain stitch laces …