For the love of Stitching Band 564

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. On this area of my sampler I was experimenting with canvas work stitches based on straight stitch and playing with creating patterns using hand dyed thread. …

Introducing block 59 of the I dropped the Button Box Quilt

At first glance block 59 looks too bright but on the quilt it sits well but as I worked it I was not so convinced of that. The fabrics used were not the nicest either so I did not like this block until it sat alongside other blocks in the …

Friday Freebie Hand Embroidery Pattern

Click on the thumbnail as it will take you to a larger version of the image. This design could be worked in outline stitches using back stitch, threaded back stitch, chain, whipped chain, stem stitch or whipped stem stitch. You will find all of these stitches listed in my Stitch Dictionary …

For the love of Stitching Band 563

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. On this area of my sampler I was experimenting with a pattern of Algerian Eye stitch . Size: The For Love of Stitching Band Sampler is 15 cm …

Bonnet stitch

Bonnet stitch The Bonnet stitch is a variation of buttonhole that forms a line of stitches which have upright twisted looped prongs. Jan Eaton in her Complete Stitch Encyclopedia states that she found this stitch in a 1923 issue of Embroidery Magazine. Some stitches, you look at the directions and they …

CQ Detail 394

This cluster of buttons over crochet lace is the dominant feature on block 58 of the I dropped the button box quilt. 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 articles are …