Story Roll Band Sampler Progress

It has been a while since I last shared an update on my band sampler story roll that I am stitching this year. The last time I wrote about it I left off where I marked the Year of the Ox. The only ‘journalling’ bit that has been added is …

Alternating Buttonhole Stitch

Alternating buttonhole stitch is a quick and easy stitch that is worked so that the arms of the buttonhole stitch fall left and right of a central line. You need to be familiar with buttonhole stitch. If you need a refresher, you can find it here. You can create patterns …

2021 Band sampler rolling along

It’s time for another update about my annual sampler which I introduced last month here. It has been fun stitching it and is I admit, addictive. For those who have just swung by and don’t know the backstory, my sampler is what some stitchers would call a stitch roll. The …

Laced Pekinese

Laced Pekinese is a stitch that creates a great braid like texture yet unlike many of the heavy embroidery stitches it can follow a curved line well because Pekinese stitch has a foundation of back stitches. Also since it has a foundation of back stitches it makes a good stitch …

Tips and Tricks for National Embroidery Month

Just a quick heads up. In The US it is National Embroidery Month. As part of the celebrations, Christen Brown has rounded up a number of the C&T authors to share their best Embroidery tips and tricks. Writers that contributed their best tips are myself, Aimee Ray, author of Doodle …

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 …