For the Love of Stitching Sampler Band 581

This area is found on section 41 of The for Love of Stitching Band Sampler. This small section is Italian border stitch worked in a circle. I used  a hand dyed silk thread that is approximately the same thickness as cotton perle #5 Size: The For Love of Stitching Band Sampler is 15 cm (6 …

Crazy Quilt Detail 410

This seam is on block 61 of the I dropped the Button Box Quilt. It is a row of zig-zag chain stitch worked in rayon ribbon floss which I hand dyed. What is the story? This regularly published series aims to illustrate and document the hand embroidered seams, embellishments and decorations …

For the Love of Stitching Sampler Band 580

This area is found on section 41 of The for Love of Stitching Band Sampler. As readers may have noticed up until this small section of Italian border stitch the sampler has been mainly a journal. I guess at this stage I decided I had better add some stitches! Size: …

Work in Progress Wednesdays: Another CQJP Block started

This week I would like share the start of another Crazy Quilt Journal Project block. I am running horribly behind in this challenge – like (clears throat in an embarrassed manner) this is the block for August! I try and tell myself that allows new hands to see that if …

Tutorial on how to work Knotted Buttonhole stitch

I found  Knotted Buttonhole stitch in Marion Nichols in her book Encyclopedia of Embroidery Stitches. There are a number of different varieties of buttonhole that is knotted, some are knotted on the base line others knotted at the top with a combination of pistil and buttonhole stitch. But that is not what we …