How to hand embroider Bullion Vandyke Stitch

Bullion Vandyke stitch is an interesting variety of two stitches the first being  Vandyke stitch and the second being a Bullion Knot This stitch creates a heavily textured line useful for borders but you can also work the stitch inside shapes to create motifs like leaves etc. You have one side textured and …

Colonial Knot Step by Step Tutorial

Colonial Knot is sometimes called Figure Eight Knot and it is often used in candlewicking embroidery so is also called a Candlewicking Knot. This surface embroidery stitch at first glance  looks very much like a French knot but it is worked slightly differently as you create the knot by looping the …

Beaded Feathered Chain Stitch Tutorial

Beaded feathered chain stitch is worked in the same manner as Feathered Chain Stitch but you thread beads on to the tail as readers can see by the illustrations. How to work Beaded stitches tip! With this stitch the beading is done during the stitching process not added afterward. The …

Beaded Alternating Up and Down Buttonhole Stitch

Beaded Alternating Up and Down Buttonhole Stitch is a variation on Up and Down Buttonhole Stitch which follows a curve well so you work in circular pattens or if worked in lines makes a great border pattern too! With this stitch the beading is done during the stitching process not added …

Tutorial on how to Work Beaded Oyster Stitch

Beaded Oyster stitch is a variety of Oyster stitch that is quick and easy to work. Also since oyster stitch is a member of the chain stitch family it is very versatile. It will follow a curve well and although it looks complex is not difficult to work. This stitch …