TAST Week 28

TAST Week 28 TAST week 28 is Breton stitch which I describe as a sort of twisted herringbone. I like to think of it as herringbone with its knickers in a twist. This sample is worked in rayon ribbon floss. Here, I have changed the height of the stitches to …

Brainerd & Armstrong’s Embroidery lessons

Brainerd & Armstrong’s Embroidery lessons with colored studies, 1908 : latest and most complete book on the subject of silk embroidery and popular fancy work is available on the Internet archive. People who use a lot of floral motifs in their projects will find the section on “Lessons in embroidering …

TAST Week 27

TAST Week 27 TAST Week 27 is Barb stitch, which is an easy variation of the buttonhole family. It is quickly worked, making experimentation fun. You will not find it difficult to work if you know how to stitch buttonhole stitch. Check out the Barb stitch tutorial, as it also …

TAST Week 26

TAST Week 26 The Stitch for TAST week 26, is to experiment with Sheaf Stitch. You often see Sheaf Stitch used as a light, filling stitch, with single stitches spaced evenly over an area. But it is often underestimated, as it is far more interesting than just an area filler. …

Do Inktense Pencils Fade?

After using Inktense pencils for a few years I asked myself: ‘do they fade?’ Textile practitioners often use Derwent’s Inktense product range to colour small areas of fabric. The range has been popular since their release a few years ago. This product take-up is mainly because Inktense pencils work well …