How to work Ghiordes Knot or Turkey Knot

Ghiordes Knot has been adapted to modern embroidery from a rug making technique that originally came from Turkey. It creates a texture that is like the plush pile of a rug. It is a stitch that has traditionally been used in canvaswork or needlepoint but is enjoying a revival as …

Whipped Wheatear Stitch

Whipped Wheatear is similar to Double Whipped Chain stitch. In this variety of Wheatear stitch you can simply whip the wheatear up the central spine like you do in Double Whipped Chain Stitch (checkout the tutorial if you are not sure which version I mean) Whipped Wheatear stitch creates a …

Double Whipped Chain Stitch

Double Whipped Chain Stitch is a fun version of  Whipped Chain stitch. It creates a strong decorative line that will follow a curve well. The thread you use to whip the foundation line of chain stitches can be different colour or a contrasting texture. Many novelty threads can be used with …

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 …

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 …

Beaded Shell Chain Stitch Tutorial

Beaded Shell Chain Stitch is a fun and interesting stitch if you bead it you can have even more fun! If you need a reminder on how to work Shell Chain you will find my tutorial here. To work this stitch use a size 26 tapestry needle. Since the eye …

Broad Chain Stitch

Broad chain stitch also known as Heavy chain stitch. It creates a solid sewn line which looks like a fine braid. As with most of the chain stitch family it will follow a curve easily and can be worked on even-weave or plain fabrics easily. How to work Broad Chain …