Crazy Quilt Detail 413

This seam is on block 61 of the I dropped the Button Box Quilt. It runs alongside some vintage lace. I worked a line of twisted chain stitch in rayon ribbon floss. What is the story? This regularly published series aims to illustrate and document the hand embroidered seams, embellishments and …

Encyclopedia of Needlework free online

The Encyclopedia of Needlework by Thérèse de Dillmont (1846-1890) is published online as a web site. The book hold 16 chapters that range across many areas of needlework. For anyone looking for pulled and drawn stitches there is a chapter on Single Cut Openwork and a chapter on Whitework which is useful. Under …

For the Love of Stitching Sampler Band 583

This area is found on section 41 of The for Love of Stitching Band Sampler. It is a variation on Italian border stitch. I worked it using a hand dyed silk thread that is the same thickness as cotton perle #5 . The linen background is also dyed using procion …

How to hand embroider knotted loop stitch

I discovered knotted loop stitch in A-Z of Embroidery Stitches: v. 2. Knotted loop stitch is  described as being ideal for borders but if you play with the height and spacing of the arms it can be a very interesting stitch to explore. Even though it is is normally worked between …

For the Love of Stitching Sampler Band 582

This area is found on section 41 of The for Love of Stitching Band Sampler. It is a Italian border stitch worked in a pattern using hand dyed silk thread. Size: The For Love of Stitching Band Sampler is 15 cm (6 inches) wide. It consists of different strips of fabric which …