Detail 631 on the For love of Stitching Band Sampler

This band on section 47 of my For love of Stitching band sampler which was stitched in December 2009. The sampler is in Christmas colours of reds, greens and gold. Stitches Used: Cloud filling stitch which I shared on Take a Stitch Tuesday. Threads: cotton perle # 5 silk metallic yarn Size: This …

How to Hand Embroider Spiked Knotted Cable Chain Stitch

I discovered this Spiked Knotted Cable Chain in Edith Johns Creative Stitches (p. 53) This mouthful of a name is one of those stitches that at first glance I thought it was too complex to hold much interest. Then once I was in the swing of it my opinion shifted …