Work in Progress Wednesdays Sewing Bee

Last Wednesday I asked if anyone else was interested in a Work in Progress challenge. The aim of Work in Progress Wednesdays is to cox and encourage people to complete large and/or languishing projects or WISPs (Works in Slow Progress) Large projects have their own life cycle usually with me …

Cable Chain Stitch

Cable Chain Stitch Cable Chain Stitch is a variation of chain stitch and also known as cable stitch. It is an easy member of the chain stitch family. And it is worked in a similar manner to basic chain stitch but with an added step of twisting the thread around the …

For the love of Stitching Band 560

This band is on section 39 of the Love of Stitch Band Sampler for the story of this piece visit the Sampler FAQ page. On this area of my sampler I was experimenting with darning patterns.I mixed my thread using perle #5  cotton and wool. Size: The For Love of Stitching …

Friday freebie: Hand Embroidery Pattern

This week the Friday Freebie is a design that could be worked in outline stitches using back stitch, threaded back stitch, chain, whipped chain, stem stitch or whipped stem stitch. You could add beads and sequins. It would be nice as a biscornu  pattern. Click on the thumbnail as it …

CQ Detail 390

This detail is a seam on block 58 of the I dropped the button box quilt. I used a furnishing braid to cover the seam and then decorated it with seed beads and straight stitches. What is the story? This regularly published series aims to illustrate and document the hand …