My top 3 recommendations for a stitch dictionary

I was asked what my recommendations for a stitch dictionary for a  person who was learning embroidery but as I wrote this I realised these books are a good foundation and reference for any hand embroiderers library. I don’t think you need all 3 books but if you have one of these you …

Hand Embroidery sampler details 736-740

I have more close up details from my hand embroidery sampler to share today For those who do pulled thread embroidery I am sure you will recognise Ringed back stitch  in band 736. I worked it using a hand dyed silk thread. Since Ringed back stitch is a pattern based on back stitch …

How to work Fancy Bobbin Edging

Fancy Bobbin Edging is an interesting variation of buttonhole. I discovered it in an old book called The Batsford encyclopaedia of embroidery stitches by Anne Butler. This book was published in the late 1970’s and the black and white hand drawn illustrations look dated and are not always clear but being …