Double Buttonhole

Double Buttonhole Stitch is an often forgotten traditional stitch yet it is simple and useful. This stitch consists of two lines of Buttonhole stitch worked facing each other. As a result, it makes a great edging stitch because it is double the strength. You can not only use Double buttonhole …

Guilloche stitch

Guilloche stitch is a composite stitch which simply means that it is a stitch made by combining two or more different stitches. I love Composite stitches as for me it means I can swap out and alter parts of the stitch giving it a modern twist. Each part is a …

How to embroidery Braid Stitch

Braid Stitch is part of the Chain stitch family. Known also as Cable Plait stitch and Gordian knot stitch, it is a linear stitch that creates a textured braided solid line. It holds curves well even though it is slightly raised. Braid stitch can be used anywhere that you need …

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 2

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 …