Beaded Lock stitch

Beaded Lock stitch is a variation on double lock stitch. It is a very quick and easy to work beaded embroidery stitch, that looks good as a border or worked row-upon-row for a filling stitch. You need to be familiar with lock stitch to work this variety. The samples are …

My huge sampler takes centre stage YAY!

Last night, at the Albert Hall in Canberra, the Embroiderers’ Guild ACT annual exhibition was opened by Dr Brendan Nelson Director of the Australian War Memorial and former Defence Minister. This year I was excited as I was invited to exhibit my band sampler. At nearly 100 feet long it ran …

Crazy Quilt Block 79 on the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt

 Crazy Quilt Block 79 is part of a series offering free crazy quilt block patterns, techniques, and tips on how to decorate seams with hand embroidery. The block comes from a quilt called  I dropped the button box quilt which you can see on the left. (If you click on …