For the Love of Stitching Sample 612

This area is found on section 44 of The for Love of Stitching Band Sampler. Stitch: this is twisted chain and rope stitch worked in a variety of threads Thread: Perle #5  cotton, wool, silk,  hand dyed by me, metallic yarn and commercial knitting yarn Fabric: Hand dyed dress linen (uneven count) Date: …

Work in Progress Wednesday: Lace crazy quilt block 32

It took me some time but I would like to share another completed crazy quilt block for my lace quilt. If you click on the block you will see a larger version of the photo. All the lace on it is vintage lace I was given “towards my next quilt” …

Raised Cross Stitch Flower Stitch

I am always a little surprised when people are unaware of this stitch. Raised cross stitch flower is quick and easy to do and these little rose-like flowers are ideal to add to all sorts of hand embroidery projects. Here is a floral spray worked on my hussif  using Raised …

Crazy Quilt Seam Detail 436

This embellished seam is part of  block 65 of the I dropped the button box Quilt. I worked herringbone in a hand dyed cotton thread then added seed beads in the forks of the stitch stop. What is the story? This regular series aims to illustrate and document the hand …

For the Love of Stitching Sample 611

If you are enjoying this series of articles I regularly offer online classes. These are currently on offer. The Artists Studio Journal: A Designers Workhorse will start May 22nd 2013. Sumptuous Surface Embroidery will start on 12th June 2013. Follow the links for further details, requirements list and to book …