Basque stitch

Basque Stitch As the name suggests, Basque stitch is found on old embroideries from the Basque region of northern Spain. You also find it used on embroidery from Portugal and southern France. Basque stitch is also known as twisted daisy border stitch. It is a sort of twisted chain stitch, …

CQ detail 396

This seam is found on block 59 of the I Dropped the Button Box quilt . I laced running stitch with a metallic thread. What is the story? This regularly published series aims to illustrate and document the hand embroidered seams, embellishments and decorations on my crazy quilt I dropped the button box. All …

For the love of Stitching Band 565

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 is the last band on this section. It marks Earth Hour and I worked a very simple pattern of back stitch in hand dyed silk, …

CQ Detail 395

This seam is found on block 59 of the I Dropped the Button Box quilt . I decorated a commercial braid with perle #5 thread using arrow stitches. What is the story? This regularly published series aims to illustrate and document the hand embroidered seams, embellishments and decorations on my crazy quilt I …

Up and Down Buttonhole Stitch

Up and Down Buttonhole Up and Down Buttonhole is a variation of buttonhole stitch which is also known as Mirrored buttonhole stitch. You can easily work the stitch on all types of fabrics. This stitch forms a line made up of a pair of stitches, crossed with a tie at …