For the Love of Stitching Sample 606

This area is found on section 44 of The for Love of Stitching Band Sampler. Stitches Used: Diamond stitch, bugle and seed beads Thread: Hand dyed #5 perle cotton Fabric: Hand dyed rough weave furnishing fabric ( horrible to stitch on!) Date: This section of the sampler was worked second …

Work in Progress Wednesday Block 30 completed

I have completed block 30 for my lace quilt. Click on the image and will take to you a larger version. I started it last week so feel quite satisfied as to the pace these are moving at. The block is 7 inches square and I feel the colour scheme is …

Buttonholed Herringbone stitch

Buttonholed Herringbone Buttonholed Herringbone is a composite stitch which I often get asked about. As the name suggests, it consists of a foundation of herringbone stitch which is then buttonholed. First, work a line of herringbone in a fairly solid thread such as perle 5. If you need a refresher …

For the Love of Stitching Sample 605

This area is found on section 44 of The for Love of Stitching Band Sampler. Stitches Used: Diamond stitch, and seed beads. Thread: Hand dyed #5 perle cotton Fabric: Hand dyed rough weave furnishing fabric (dont try it – it was horrible to stitch on!) Date: This section of the …

A book of free patterns online

Here is another book of free patterns for hand embroiderers that I have found in the Antique pattern Library  I would like share the find and also provide some eye candy that hopefully temps some of my readers to investigate further. The Antique pattern library do provided some great resources for hand embroiderers online …