Whipped Barred chain stitch

Whipped Barred chain stitch is an interesting variety of Chain stitch. The whipping forms a firm central line to the stitch. Just like chain stitch, whipped Barred chain stitch is a linear stitch that will follow curves well, is easily worked on many types of fabrics, and is suitable for …

Threaded Alternating Buttonhole Stitch

Threaded Alternating Buttonhole stitch is an interesting and fun development of Alternating Buttonhole Stitch. You can use many novelty threads to lace the foundation rows, but you can also explore creating many patterns, building up an area by working row upon row. There is also the option of changing the …

Whipped Alternating Buttonhole

Whipped Alternating Buttonhole Stitch creates a slightly raised fine cord-like line down the central line of Alternating buttonhole stitch. Since this is a variety of buttonhole stitch it helps if you know Buttonhole stitch and Alternating buttonhole stitch. (Follow the links to tutorials in my stitch dictionary if you need …

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 …

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, …

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 …