For the Love of Stitching Sampler Band 615

This area is found on section 44 of The for Love of Stitching Band Sampler. This is the last little area of that section and it is another autobiographical snippet. We went to Christchurch New Zealand to see Eve our daughter perform in a show called Lydian age. As many …

Work in Progress Wednesday Block 34 started

I have started block 34 in my next quilt. I am still working with a soft colour scheme. There is some very nice vintage lace on this block so I am thinking about how I will treat it. Hopefully next week I will be able to share the finished block …

How to hand Embroider a Buttonhole bar

Buttonhole bar is often used in traditional pulled and drawn needlework or in combination with needle weaving. However it is an underestimated stitch as if you use it in a freeform manner it is interesting, fun and I find it highly addictive! Buttonhole bar is also easier to sew than most people realise. …

Crazy quilt seam detail 439

This area is embellished with a cluster of buttons. It is found on  block 65 of the I dropped the button box Quilt. They are all modern buttons found in charity shops. The only exception if the little charm I found in Singapore one trip. What is the story? This …

For the Love of Stitching Sampler Band 614

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 …