Beaded Shell Chain Stitch Tutorial

Beaded Shell Chain Stitch is a fun and interesting stitch if you bead it you can have even more fun! If you need a reminder on how to work Shell Chain you will find my tutorial here. To work this stitch use a size 26 tapestry needle. Since the eye …

On the Hoop — a 2021 Sampler update

I have not shared an update on my 2021 sampler for quite a while, so it’s time for another update on my 2021 band sampler. There is a lot to chat about and quite a bit to share, so I will get straight into it. Make a Cuppa, settle down …

A Free Book of out of copyright designs

A Book of designs by Mrs Watson — a 154-page collection of inked designs — was published in 1824. Design sources like this provide literally hundreds of patterns to work in embroidery, either as-is or for you to adapt to your projects. Better still, you can use these designs as …

Broad Chain Stitch

Broad chain stitch also known as Heavy chain stitch. It creates a solid sewn line which looks like a fine braid. As with most of the chain stitch family it will follow a curve easily and can be worked on even-weave or plain fabrics easily. How to work Broad Chain …

Hexagon Quilt block 27

As you can see I am still stitching my 2020 quilt blocks. Not sure I am going to continue calling it that as 2020 was such a pain of a year. So at the moment I am calling them my Hexagon blocks but I might just start calling them 2021 …

Whipped Back Stitch

Whipped back stitch creates a slightly raised line which is simple, quick and easy to work. It is ideal for use in children’s sewing projects and suitable for beginners. This stitch works well for lettering and motifs with tight curves. If a heavy, thread in the same colour as the …