Whipped Barred chain stitch

Whipped Barred chain stitch is an interesting variety of Chain stitch. The whipping forms a firm central line to the stitch. Just like chain stitch, whipped Barred chain stitch is a linear stitch that will follow curves well, is easily worked on many types of fabrics, and is suitable for …

TAST Week 16

TAST Week 16 TAST Week 16 is Coral stitch. This stitch is an old embroidery stitch but it’s a very quick and useful stitch that creates a knotted line. Coral stitch can be used for outlines, as it follows a curve well so experiment a bit with it. Thread choice will …

Fresh off the hoop

Bold colours! I often stitch up a small area in a colour scheme that I think might be interesting. This is my latest and since it is fresh off the hoop, I thought I would share it. At first I thought this colour scheme was a little too bold to …

TAST Week 15

TAST Week 15 This week for TAST Week 15, the stitch is Butterfly chain. I always feel this stitch is a much under-utilised decorative composite stitch. Once you start playing with it, you will see how versatile and fun it can be to do. Don’t forget to check out the …

Threaded Alternating Buttonhole Stitch

Threaded Alternating Buttonhole stitch is an interesting and fun development of Alternating Buttonhole Stitch. You can use many novelty threads to lace the foundation rows, but you can also explore creating many patterns, building up an area by working row upon row. There is also the option of changing the …

TAST Week 14

TAST Week 14 The stitch for TAST week 14 is an interesting version of Chain stitch, called Cable chain stitch. This is a pleasant stitch to work because you can develop a good easy-paced rhythm. It is also a very useful stitch, as it is a linear stitch that can …