Threaded Back Stitch

Threaded Back Stitch creates a decorative line that is quick and easy to work. It is an ideal stitch for children’s projects, yet interesting enough for experienced stitchers as you can vary this stitch by using different weights of thread, colours, and textures. Since it is based on Back stitch …

Let the Good Times Roll Stitching my 2021 Band Sampler

For many years, I have been adding a strip of stitching to a long Stitch-roll or what is traditionally called a band sampler.  My sampler is a strip of fabric where I improvise stitches, add bands in a freeform manner and often journal on it too. If you want to …

Tutorial on how to work Ainu Running Stitch

Ainu Running Stitch is a type of running stitch that comes from indigenous people of northern Japan, known as the Ainu. I discovered this stitch via Queeniepatch. Visit Queenie to read more about the stitch. Apart from traditional applications Ainu Running Stitch lends itself to experimenting with different thickness of threads, …

Creative Happy Hour – Embroidery: Hand Stitching Past, Present and Future

Just a quick heads up to announce that I am one of the invitees on the expert panel for this Creative Happy Hour event run by C&T. So if you have any embroidery related questions you may be interested in joining us. Creative Happy Hour Embroidery: Hand Stitching Past, Present …

Freeform Cross stitch

Normally cross stitch is worked on the weave of the fabric neatly in rows along the lines of the thread. Each stitch is supposed to sit in the group not calling attention to itself. Cross stitch is supposed to be of even tension and uniform with each bar crossing in …

The Frederick Herrschner Art Needlework Supplies General Catalog free online

While browsing the net over coffee I made a wonderful discovery while poking around in the Antique Pattern library. I love finding stuff like the Art Needlework Supplies General Catalog produced by Frederick Herrschner in 1907 is a huge 242 page catalogue of embroidery patterns. So, I thought I would …