Pistil Stitch

Pistil Stitch Pistil stitch is really a French Knot with a tail. It is ideal to use for the centre of flowers or arranged in a circle as a flower motif. The weight of the thread will determine the size of the finished stitch. You can also work this stitch …

Girl on the Wall story embroidery

The Girl on the Wall, is an interesting piece of autobiographical embroidery. This sampler is the life story of Jean Baggot told via interlocking ‘circles of life’ which act a framework to illustrate each narrative. This video interview explains how it came about and why the piece was made. There …

CQ Detail 407

This actually a seam on block 60 of the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt. You cant see the seam because I covered it in buttons! 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 …

For the Love of Stitching 576

This is the first area on section 41 of The for Love of Stitching Band Sampler. Every easter the Folk Federation holds the National festival here in Canberra. We all go and we all connect with old friends over musical instruments. Jerry plays violin (or fiddle) and Eve plays mandolin. …