Hand Embroidery sampler details 731-735

Two dramatic bands on my hand embroidery sampler are 734 and 735. Both are samples of Threaded Arrow stitch. Above is a band where I worked a line of arrow stitch and then a line of threaded arrow. The foundation Arrow stitches on all rows is worked in a hand …

Crazy Quilt Block 87 free pattern and Embellishing details

Crazy quilt block 87 is a green toned block which contrasts well against the warm autumnal tones of the blocks next to it. (To see a larger photo of Crazy Quilt  Block 87 click on the image of the block.) Lines of different coloured  blocks  run diagonally across the quilt. It was a challenge …

Hand Embroidery sampler details 727-730

I have more close up details from my long hand embroidery sampler. Detail 727 is Algerian Border stitch worked in a hand dyed silk thread that is about the same thickness as perle #8 thread. Algerian Border stitch is an interesting stitch, it is a form of Algerian Eye stitch which is overlapped to …