Sorbello Stitch Step By Step Tutorial

Sorbello stitch is an evenweave hand embroidery stitch that originated in the village of Sorbello in Italy and most people encounter it in traditional embroidery. It looks like a cross stitch with a knot in the middle –  a textured cross stitch. This stitch is usually worked on a grid which means you …

Double Pekinese Stitch Tutorial

Double Pekinese Stitch is of course a variety of Pekinese stitch. This stitch creates a heavy braid like line which can follow a curve well making it ideal as an edging or linear stitch. You work two lines of back stitch which is then threaded in a particular lacing pattern with …

Zig Zag Spanish Knotted Stitch Tutorial

Zig Zag Spanish Knotted stitch was found in the The Batsford Encyclopaedia of Embroidery Stitches by Anne Butler. Zig Zag Spanish Knotted stitch forms a interesting wavy line which can be used on borders or in crazy quilting. There are a number of ways you can use it in your …

Lace Border Stitch

I found Lace Border Stitch while browsing through a copy  The Batsford Encyclopaedia of Embroidery Stitches by Anne Butler. It looked interesting so I thought I would try it out Lace Border Stitch looks trickier than it is. It forms a interesting lacy line which can be used on borders. …

Illustrated instructions on how to work Shisha Stitch

Shisha stitch is wonderful stitch that has a long and rich history associated with Indian embroidery. Most people have seen little mirrors secured to Indian textiles and for this reason it is also known as mirror work. This form of embroidery has travelled and is frequently found in the traditional …