Woven detached chain stitch

Woven Detached Chain As the name indicates, Woven detached chain stitch is just as it sounds – a detached chain stitch which has been woven or laced with thread. The stitch is simple to work. And it also makes delightful little leaf shapes that can be used in floral sprays. …

Crazy Quilt Seam Detail 435

This cluster of modern buttons is on block 64 of the I dropped the Button Box Quilt. I like silver and blue and up until that stage the block was looking very dull. What is the story? This regular series aims to illustrate and document the hand embroidered seams, embellishments and decorations on my …

For the Love of Stitching Sample 608

This area is found on section 44 of The for Love of Stitching Band Sampler. Stitches Used: Knotted buttonhole worked in s freeform layered manner Thread: Hand dyed #5 perle cotton, Caron watercolours  1 strand of #5 perle cotton, hand dyed silk, stranded cotton floss, hand dyed wool, chenille, knitting yarn …

Crazy Quilt Seam Detail 434

This  seam was first covered with some braid then the edges were further embellished with a line of detached chain stitches worked in  cotton perle #5 , which were interspersed with straight stitches worked in rayon ribbon floss. The little charm is a souvenir from Holland. The seam is on …

Work in Progress Wednesday Block 31 started

Back to a softer colour scheme for the moment. Once again  I have started some embroidery but there is still many areas to work! This is however my progress this week. In case your wondering about the frame I have the block on I am still using it and really …

How to hand embroider Sailors stitch

I first discovered Sailor stitch listed as a border stitch in Jan Eaton’s The Complete Stitch Encyclopedia listed as a border stitch but have discovered it is extremely versatile. Sailor stitch can be used as an edging stitch that can be worked along the hem or edge of an item. …