French knots

French Knot Tips and Tricks A french knot is a difficult stitch for some people but I have a tip or two in this tutorial. I am putting them upfront so you notice them before they embark upon learning the stitch. Stitchers problem #1  Your knot pops through the fabric …

For the Love of Stitching Sampler band 549

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.  After an Australian bushfire the landscape is all ash and back trees. I decided to try and record this on my …

Friday Freebie a Hand Embroidery Pattern

This design could be worked in outline stitches or combined it with fused applique and beading. It can be embroidered as a motif on a crazy quilting patch too. If you click on the thumbnail it will take you to a larger version of the image. If you need to know how …

Section 38 of the For the Love of Stitching Sampler

Section 37 of  the For Love of Stitching Band Sampler was worked in  February of 2009 just after the Victorian Fires. The Fires made a huge impact on me at the time as in 2003 we came close to losing our home in the Canberra fires. The  For Love of Stitching Band …

Free Embroidery Stitch Book online

Embroidery Stitches by M.E. Wilkinson is available online free at the Internet Archive. I selected to download it as PDF file but you can view this book via a number of options. It is 216 pages of embroidery stitches illustrated by drawings. Published in 1912 as with any book of …