Buttonhole Wheel stitch

Buttonhole Wheel Buttonhole Wheel is simply a buttonhole stitch worked in a circle. So, obviously, it is part of the buttonhole family of stitches. These are also known as wheel stitch, buttonhole rings, buttonhole flowers, buttonhole disks and disk stitch. Buttonhole wheels are a fun, if undervalued, little stitch. Many …

A book Review of Temari Techniques by Barbara B.Suess

I have been spending my late afternoons with a beautiful new book by Barbara B.Suess titled Temari Techniques: A visual Guide to Making Japanese Embroidered Thread Balls. The subtitle is the key here as the “visual guide” actually speaks volumes. For those of us who place an emphasis on the …

For the Love of Stitching Sampler Band 559

This band is on section 39 of the Love of Stitch Band Sampler for the story of this piece visit the Sampler FAQ page. This band is a further experiment with satin stitch and algerian eyelets worked as part of a contemporary Bargello or Florentine style pattern. I used hand …

Friday Freebie Hand Embroidery Pattern

This week the Friday Freebie is a design that could be worked in outline stitches using chain or stem stitch. You could add beads and sequins. Another approach to this design would be to combine it with fused applique and couching. Click on the thumbnail as it will take you …

For the Love of Stitching Sampler Band 558

This band is on section 39 of the Love of Stitch Band Sampler. For the full story of this piece visit the Sampler FAQ page. This band worked in March 2009 is another instance of using the sampler as a journal as this is what concerned me as I stitched. …

Work in Progress Wednesday: Lace crazy quilt block 22

Since it is Wednesday, today I would like to share another completed crazy quilt block that will be used on my lace quilt. The blocks are 7 inches square. This work in progress is gradually developing. If you click on the image you will be able to see a larger …