Detail 643 on the For love of Stitching Band Sampler

I have another detail of my band sampler to share with readers today. Here is section 48 of my band sampler (Follow the link to read the post about it) Regular readers will remember that with this section of my sampler  I had patch worked together different foundation fabrics. Thread, Fabric and Stitches …

Introducing Block 71 on the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt

Block 71 is a bright awkward colour scheme that looks OK in life but does not photograph well. This series aims to illustrate the hand embroidered seams on my Y2K crazy quilt, block by block. Over the next few weeks I will share articles about the embroidery and embellishments in close …

Shell Chain and Beaded Shell Chain Stitch Tutorial

I discovered Shell chain in Edith John’s Creative Stitches (p.43). It is a member of the chain stitch family and a form of double chain stitch which is a lot of fun to do. Below is a freeform sample worked in a variety threads including satin ribbon and hand knitting …

Crazy Quilt Seam Detail 469 and 470

This is a detail (469)of an embellished seam on  block 70 of the I dropped the button box Quilt. I used a stitch called Rosette of Thorns and worked in in hand dyed cotton perle #5 thread. It was another simple hand embroidery  treatment because it sat next to a rather …

Needlework Detail 641 and 642 on the For Love of Stitching Band Sampler

It is time to recommence sharing these little areas on my band sampler. Today I have 2 close up details to share as they sit side by side on the sampler. To jog readers memory here is section 48 of my band sampler, which I introduced before Christmas. (Follow the link to …