Four Legged Knot Stitch Tutorial

Four Legged Knot stitch is an isolated stitch which resembles an upright cross with a knot in the middle. If you work Four Legged Knot stitch on a grid you can build up patterns easily. The cross like structure lends itself to patterned borders and bands.  For a less formal and …

How to work Detached Buttonhole Stitch

Detached buttonhole is a detached filling stitch which produces a solid area in a 3D embroidered shape. You can also work this stitch over forms. The sample above is Detached buttonhole worked over a bead. This stitch is used in needlelace and Stumpwork. It is great to create 3D forms …

Beaded Alternating Feather stitch Tutorial

Beaded Alternating Feather stitch is a form of Feather stitch that is a fun decorative variety that can be adapted easily to create a variety of patterns and designs. For most beaded stitches I use a #26 tapestry needle which is fine enough to thread a bead, yet the eye is …

How to hand Embroider Braid Stitch

Braid Stitch is a linear stitch that is part of the chain stitch family. It is also known as Cable Plait stitch and Gordian knot stitch. Braid Stitch creates a textured braided solid line which is slightly raised and holds curves well. Braid stitch can be used anywhere that you …