How to work Wheatear stitch

Wheatear stitch is a versatile easy stitch that is often used to depict wild grasses and wheat as in the sample above. In this sample various forms of wheatear are used. Wheatear consists of two straight stitches that are worked diagonally in a V like shape before a chain stitch laces …

French knots

French Knot Tips and Tricks A french knot is a difficult stitch for some people but I have a tip or two in this tutorial. I am putting them upfront so you notice them before they embark upon learning the stitch. Stitchers problem #1  Your knot pops through the fabric …

Barred Chain Stitch

Barred chain is an extreme form of Twisted chain stitch. As experienced stitchers know, the chain stitch family has numerous varieties, of which Barred chain stitch is an interesting example. Just like chain stitch, Barred chain stitch is a linear stitch that will follow curves well and can be easily worked …

Running Stitch

Running stitch Running stitch is also known as quilting stitch and Darning stitch. You use the same hand motion to make all three, although you can vary the spacing of the stitches. Quilting stitch is usually worked with spacing are of the same length, and many quilters work very hard …

Couching Stitch

Couching is a wonderful technique that many embroiderers forget about, but it is easy to do and a wonderful way to use interesting textured novelty threads in your embroidery. You can create wonderful surfaces by couching down threads and then embroidering over the top of them. Combined with beads and …

Chain Stitch

Instructions on how to work chain stitch Chain stitch can be used to create a line. It is also known as tambour stitch and point de chainette. Bring the needle up through the fabric and hold the thread with the left thumb. Insert the needle as illustrated, so that the point emerges …

Detached Chain Stitch

Detached Chain is often one of the first stitches people learn. It is also known as daisy stitch, lazy daisy stitch, tall chain stitch, loop stitch, tied loop stitch, picot stitch and knotted knot stitch. But don’t let those names lead you into thinking that you can only make flowers …