Detail 669 on my Freeform Hand Embroidery Sampler

This is a detail from  section 50 on my Love of Stitching Band Sampler. As readers will remember this part of the sampler is a patchwork of fabrics that I pieced together in band. Stitches Used This detail is simple pattern darning using a variety of threads. I used cotton perle and silk …

How to Hand Embroider Closed Herringbone Stitch

Closed herringbone is a variety of herringbone where the stitch is worked so closely together that it forms a line of crossed stitches. On the back of the fabric it will show a two lines of back stitches so it is also known as Double Backstitch. Another use for this …