Berwick stitch

Berwick stitch is also known as Looped Edge stitch and forms a line of upright stitches each with a knotted base. This is a quick and easy variety of buttonhole. You  can work it along the edge of an item and it will follow curves easily. Berwick stitch is equally …

TAST Week 40

For TAST Week 40, we have another two stitches that are worked on a grid.  Algerian Eye Stitch is often used in even-weave embroidery techniques. These include canvas work, pulled work embroidery, and forms of counted thread work. However, it has a simple structure which means it is easily adapted. …

Laced Back Stitched Herringbone 2

Laced Back Stitched Herringbone 2 is a composite stitch that is built on  Back Stitched Herringbone which is in turn a variety built on Herringbone stitch. The lacing technique is simple and quick to work. When you lace this stitch you can use embroidery threads or  thicker novelty threads, such as …

Design and Creative embroidery technique tips

Today, I have some creative embroidery technique tips that you will find useful. I am stepping through my design process while demonstrating how I used sequin waste, coconut beads, and waste canvas stitching, to create a little abstract design for a fabric postcard. These techniques, of course, can be used …

Belgian Cross Stitch

Belgian Cross Stitch is an interesting variety of Cross stitch that is worked on a grid. It can be used in borders and fillings. In this stitch long diagonal stitches cross each. At first glance it looks like  Long Armed Cross stitch but Belgian Cross differs as it has horizontal …