Take a Stitch Tuesday 2023 Week 4

 Chain stitch. This is a tremendously useful stitch that is quick and easy to do. Chain stitchis a foundation stitch for a whole family of looped stitches. The trick with all the chain stitches is to not pull the stitch too tight, as a tight tension will pull the loop of …

Take a Stitch Tuesday 2023 Week 3

Take a Stitch Tuesday 2023 Week 3 Basic TAST This week I am suggesting people learn and experiment with Stem Stitch. Stem Stitch is a basic quick and easy linear stitch, which I personally think is one of the most useful stitches there are. You can use this stitch to outline …

Take a Stitch Tuesday 2023 Week 1

Happy New Year! Welcome everyone, to Take a Stitch Tuesday 2023 week 1. I hope you are all energised and up for this year’s challenge. I know I am looking forward to seeing what everyone does this year, particularly with the design challenge. Before we start I would love everyone …

Why wobbly stitches are OK

For me wobbly stitches rule! I have noticed that some beginners to embroidery apologise for their wobbly stitches. To be honest I don’t think it is necessary. I will tell you why. This is the 21st century. We are surrounded by machine made things. Some of these things are ugly, …

Interview with Maya Mathew of Million Little Stitches

This week I have an interview with Maya Mathew of Million Little Stitches who many people know because she wrote a very useful tutorial on how she makes fabric books. This tutorial is pinned all over Pinterest and I admit to pointing people to her site on numerous occasions. Maya …

Interview with Elizabeth of Sew in Love

This week I would like to introduce you to Elizabeth Braun author of the  Sew in Love blog. On her blog you will find tutorials, tips and advice on traditional forms of embroidery  such as raised work and stump work. I was interested to hear what Elizabeth had to say …