Threaded Back Stitch

Threaded Back Stitch creates a decorative line that is quick and easy to work. It is an ideal stitch for children’s projects, yet interesting enough for experienced stitchers as you can vary this stitch by using different weights of thread, colours, and textures. Since it is based on Back stitch …

Tutorial on how to work Ainu Running Stitch

Ainu Running Stitch is a type of running stitch that comes from indigenous people of northern Japan, known as the Ainu. I discovered this stitch via Queeniepatch. Visit Queenie to read more about the stitch. Apart from traditional applications Ainu Running Stitch lends itself to experimenting with different thickness of threads, …

Freeform Cross stitch

Normally cross stitch is worked on the weave of the fabric neatly in rows along the lines of the thread. Each stitch is supposed to sit in the group not calling attention to itself. Cross stitch is supposed to be of even tension and uniform with each bar crossing in …

Seed stitch Tutorial

Seed stitch is also known as seed filling, speckling, dot stitch and rice stitch. It is one of the simplest stitches to work. This stitch is created by scattering tiny straight stitches randomly over the surface of your fabric. Traditionally the stitches are to be worked quite evenly spaced with …

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 …