Design and Creative embroidery technique tips

Today, I have some creative embroidery technique tips that you will find useful. I am stepping through my design process while demonstrating how I used sequin waste, coconut beads, and waste canvas stitching, to create a little abstract design for a fabric postcard. These techniques, of course, can be used …

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 …