For the Love of Stitching Sampler band 554

This is the last area on section 38 on the For Love of Stitching band sampler which was created after the Victorian bushfires.  This band is represents the burn ground. 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 …

For the Love of Stitching Sampler band 553

This area is part of section 38 on the For Love of Stitching band sampler. As I explained when I introduced this section the sampler was stitched after the Victorian fires.  This band is adapted from a traditional blackwork pattern. Many people tragically lost their lives in these fires. I think the pattern speaks. Size: …

A book review of Portuguese Whitework by Yvette Stanton

I spent a very indulgent weekend drooling over the pages of Yvette Stanton’s new book, Portuguese Whitework: Bullion Embroidery from Guimarães. I am sure hand embroidery enthusiasts will love this beautiful whitework technique. I have always been attracted to the the mix of drawn thread embroidery and surface embroidery but this book …

How to hand embroider Half Chevron stitch

Half Chevron stitch is an interesting variety of Chevron stitch with one side of the stitch being worked with a similar hand motion. You can work this stitch on plain and even weave fabric in most types of embroidery thread. It makes a useful border or outline stitch, which follows curves well. …