Sardinian Knotted Embroidery by Yvette Stanton

What I love about embroidery is that it can take you around the world. I love learning about stitches and how a particular group of people, take a technique, and push it to create a whole style that becomes associated with a region and their culture. Yvette Stanton has released …

How to embroider Beaded Buttonhole stitch

Beaded buttonhole is fun version of regular buttonhole – and there are lots of varieties to explore with this too. It is advisable that you know how to work regular buttonhole stitch before embarking on this variety. With this stitch the beading is done during the stitching process not added …

Auction of TAST sampler by the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada

Peggy Kimble has donated her TAST sampler to Embroiderers’ Association of Canada and they are currently up for auction online. The sampler is stitched on blue and white twill measuring 6.5 x 57 inches (916.51 x 144.78 cm). The auction will run for another 2 weeks Details are here!

Detail 661 and 662 on my Freeform Hand Embroidery Sampler

I have two details to share with you today. Both are from  section 50 on my Love of Stitching Band Sampler. Stitches Used The first detail  is possibly one of the best beginner stitches of the pulled thread group as Wave stitch is quick easy to count and worked in lines across the fabric. The …

Crazy Quilt Block 76 on the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt

 Crazy Quilt Block 76 comes from a quilt called  I dropped the button box quilt, which you can see on the left. (If you click on the image of the quilt you will see a larger photograph of it.) I have diagramed the pattern and written an article on each block. With …

Details 658, 659 and 660 on my Freeform Hand Embroidery Sampler

The detail below is an area on section 50 on my Love of Stitching Band Sampler. Fabric: The foundation fabric is some recycled linen that I found in a charity shop. Originally the line was a set of placemats that had stains on them. I  dyed the linen but it was still …

How to hand embroider Beaded Vandyke stitch

Beaded Vandyke stitch as the name suggests is a beaded version of the very popular Vandyke stitch. If you need  to jog your memory directions on how to work it are here. Regular Vandyke stitch is often used as a border which means the beaded version would make a nice edging on …