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 …

New set of templates on a floral theme available

Exciting news this morning! I have a new set of templates available. This set is designed around a floral theme. It is spring here in Australia so that is quite appropriate! The fun with this set is that you can combine petal and leaf shapes with the curved edges of …

On the Hoop — a 2021 Sampler update

I have not shared an update on my 2021 sampler for quite a while, so it’s time for another update on my 2021 band sampler. There is a lot to chat about and quite a bit to share, so I will get straight into it. Make a Cuppa, settle down …

A Free Book of out of copyright designs

A Book of designs by Mrs Watson — a 154-page collection of inked designs — was published in 1824. Design sources like this provide literally hundreds of patterns to work in embroidery, either as-is or for you to adapt to your projects. Better still, you can use these designs as …

2021 Band Sampler Update

Time for another update on my 2021 band sampler. As you can see like many stories the sampler has taken a different turn. In my last post I explained how I had come to the end of my strip of fabric. So I had to make some decisions about what …