Feather and Chain stitch

Many stitches can be combined to create new stitches and Feather and Chain stitch is an interesting instance of this. The stitch is a combination of chain and feather stitch so if you are a beginner you will need to know both. Follow the links if you need a refresher …

TAST Interview with Christine B of Patchwork Allsorts

This week I would like to introduce you to Christine B of Patchwork Allsorts. I noticed Christine’s interesting TAST samplers  last year and after poking about her blog and reading it for while I realised how creative and talented she is. So without further preamble I would like to introduce my …

How to Hand Embroider Tete de Boéuf Stitch

Tete de Boéuf stitch is based on fly stitch. It is also known as Bulls head stitch, Head of the bull and Ox Head Stitch because the two protruding stitches can look like horns. Tete de Boéuf stitch is often confused with wheatear stitch but they are different. Tete de …

TAST Interview with Gerry Krueger of Older Rose

For anyone who is active in the online crazy quilting groups you will know Gerry Krueger of Older Rose. If you don’t the name you will remember the lovely hand painted buttons she sells. I have a couple which I admit are in my ‘too nice to use’ or perhaps use …