Introducing Block 76 on the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt

Today I would like to share with readers a pattern for Block 76 which is a natural colour scheme. It is made to sit next to block 75 that has a neutral bone colour scheme. Block 76 has much more colour in it. (click on the block to see a …

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 …