Magic Chain Stitch tutorial

Magic Chain Stitch is  a fun light hearted stitch that both children and adults love. It is called Checkered or Magic Chain because it changes colour. It is useful to use on small gifts, items like Christmas tree decorations, purses and bags etc. This stitch can hold a curve well. I have seen …

For the Love of Stitching Sample 589

This area is the first band found on part 42 of The for Love of Stitching Band Sampler. Stitches Used: Cross stitch Thread: Hand dyed perle #8 perle cotton Fabric: Linda 27 count evenweave Date: This section of the sampler was worked mid 2009. Size: The For Love of Stitching Band …

Crazy Quilt Seam Detail 418

This seam is on  block 62 of the I dropped the Button Box Quilt. I worked feather stitch in rayon thread and added beads to the end on each arm. What is the story? This regularly published series aims to illustrate and document the hand embroidered seams, embellishments and decorations on my …

Section 42 of For the Love of Stitching Sampler

I completed Section 42 of  the For Love of Stitching Band Sampler in Winter of 2009. I seem to remeber at the time resisting a cold colour scheme. As you can see there was a lot of worry about swine flu. It is mainly worked on perle #5 threads with the …

How to hand embroider Open Base Needlewoven Picot

Open base needlewoven picot is a fun three dimensional stitch that is ideal for leaves and the like. The method of working is very similar to Closed Base Needlewoven Picot stitch but the base is wider. You can make short or quite long or I have seen them worked in wide …