Raised embroidery and Stumpwork

Stumpwork or Raisedwork is a type of 3D embroidery that sits proud from the fabric surface. The term Stumpwork is a Victorian misnomer. Today we use the term to refer to any type of Raised Embroidery. Technically, however, stumpwork is a form of embroidery that is first created on a background. …

How to stitch Closed Buttonhole

Closed Buttonhole is a variety of Buttonhole stitch that can be used as a decorate line on the edge of projects. It is a quick simple stitch for crazy quilters to use and worked row upon row it makes a quick  interesting filling. Since the structure of Closed Buttonhole is …

How to embroidery Braid Stitch

Braid Stitch is part of the Chain stitch family. Known also as Cable Plait stitch and Gordian knot stitch, it is a linear stitch that creates a textured braided solid line. It holds curves well even though it is slightly raised. Braid stitch can be used anywhere that you need …

Free Hand embroidery design of heart and flowers

Today, I have a free hand-embroidery design of a heart and flowers. It is offered as a little gift to my readers. I have been playing with Illustrator recently and this is one of the designs I created. I guess I should be handing out a design more appropriate for the …

Laced Herringbone Stitch

Laced Herringbone stitch is a line of Herringbone that is laced with a thread. Most often I use a contrasting thread. Lacing any embroidery stitch with a contrasting thread or ribbon quickly creates an interesting variety. You can lace with novelty threads and yarns. Metallic threads can be very effective …

Summer Seaside an Encrusted Embroidery wall Panel

Summer seaside is a panel of encrusted embroidery that I finished a while back and never got around to sharing with my readers. I realised this while searching through my photos. To see a larger version of the Summer Seaside panel, click not the photo. As you can see, this …

Beaded Feather and Chain stitch

Beaded Feather and Chain stitch is a fun variety of Feather and Chain stitch. This stitch is worked in the same manner, but with one extra step. As you create the stitch, you thread beads onto the working thread before you make the chain section of the stitch. Other than …