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 …

Double Seed stitch tutorial

Double Seed stitch is also called Isolated back stitch. It is arranged on the fabric and spaced in a similar manner to Seed stitch. It consists of two back stitches worked side by side close together with no space between the two stitches, or worked in the same hole. You …

Seed stitch Tutorial

Seed stitch is also known as seed filling, speckling, dot stitch and rice stitch. It is one of the simplest stitches to work. This stitch is created by scattering tiny straight stitches randomly over the surface of your fabric. Traditionally the stitches are to be worked quite evenly spaced with …

Four Legged Knot Stitch Tutorial

Four Legged Knot stitch is an isolated stitch which resembles an upright cross with a knot in the middle. If you work Four Legged Knot stitch on a grid you can build up patterns easily. The cross like structure lends itself to patterned borders and bands.  For a less formal and …

Feather and Chain stitch

Many stitches can be combined to create new stitches and Feather and Chain stitch is an interesting instance of this. The stitch is a combination of chain and feather stitch so if you are a beginner you will need to know both. Follow the links if you need a refresher …

Twisted Lattice Band

Twisted lattice band Twisted lattice band creates an attractive band of stitching, which can be used as a border, or, if you do crazy quilting, it is a stitch that creates a quick seam embellishment. You can also work Twisted lattice band row upon row to create an interesting filling. Work …

Beaded Alternating Up and Down Buttonhole Stitch

Beaded Alternating Up and Down Buttonhole Stitch is a variation on Up and Down Buttonhole Stitch which follows a curve well so you work in circular pattens or if worked in lines makes a great border pattern too! With this stitch the beading is done during the stitching process not added …