TAST WEEK 8

The TAST Week 8 stitch for Take-a-Stitch-Tuesday 2019 is running stitch. At first glance, this stitch looks too simple for words. It is a really easy stitch – but it is also tremendously versatile. Visit the tutorial to see some of the techniques that use running stitch, alongside the instructions on how …

Guilloche stitch

Guilloche stitch is a composite stitch which simply means that it is a stitch made by combining two or more different stitches. I love Composite stitches as for me it means I can swap out and alter parts of the stitch giving it a modern twist. Each part is a …

TAST Week 7

TAST Week 7 For TAST Week 7 2019 I am introducing  Detached Chain stitch. Many people know detached chain as Lazy Daisy stitch because stitchers have long enjoyed using this stitch to create the petals of little flower motifs. Detached chain is a fun stitch that is quick and easy to …

TAST Week 6

TAST Week 6 TAST Week 6 is here already! The TAST stitch to learn and experiment with is Herringbone Stitch.  Herringbone stitch is another of those key stitches that many people first learn when new to hand embroidery.  I hope those readers who are attempting this stitch for the first time enjoy …

How to embroidery Braid Stitch

Braid Stitch is part of the Chain stitch family. Known also as Cable Plait stitch and Gordian knot stitch, it is a linear stitch that creates a textured braided solid line. It holds curves well even though it is slightly raised. Braid stitch can be used anywhere that you need …

TAST Week 5

TAST week 5 challenge is to learn and experiment with feather stitch. For those who are new to embroidery, you will find that aspects of the hand movements needed to make this stitch are similar to those learnt in Buttonhole. I hope you can see a method to my madness in …