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 …

Alternating Barred Chain Stitch

Alternating Barred Chain stitch is one of the more interesting textured stitches to add to your hand embroidery repertoire of stitches. It is a member of the chain stitch family that produces a textured line.  I think that Alternating Barred Chain stitch is in some ways more interesting than its sister, Barred …

Chained Bar stitch

Chained Bar Stitch Chained bar stitch forms a solid line, ideal for borders, or you can use it to couch down ribbons, tape or flat braids. Create the foundation of this stitch by first laying down some long straight stitches. Between two to six straight stitches in DMC pearl 3 …