Double Seed stitch tutorial

Double Seed stitch is also called Isolated back stitch. It is arranged on the fabric and spaced in a similar manner to Seed stitch. It consists of two back stitches worked side by side close together with no space between the two stitches, or worked in the same hole. You …

TAST Week 37

TAST Week 37 For TAST week 37, I am introducing a textured stitch called Whipped wheel. This stitch produces a raised ribbed circle. Until you try it you don’t know how much fun this stitch can be. This is one of my favourite textured stitches. If you look closely at …

Seed stitch Tutorial

Seed stitch is also known as seed filling, speckling, dot stitch and rice stitch. It is one of the simplest stitches to work. This stitch is created by scattering tiny straight stitches randomly over the surface of your fabric. Traditionally the stitches are to be worked quite evenly spaced with …

TAST Week 36

Welcome back from our break week. I hope everyone is energised for the final push towards the end of the year. This week I have chosen a relatively easy but versatile stitch to ease back into the TAST challenge. I hope everyone enjoys it! TAST Week 36 Feathered Chain stitch …

The Frederick Herrschner Art Needlework Supplies General Catalog free online

While browsing the net over coffee I made a wonderful discovery while poking around in the Antique Pattern library. I love finding stuff like the Art Needlework Supplies General Catalog produced by Frederick Herrschner in 1907 is a huge 242 page catalogue of embroidery patterns. So, I thought I would …

TAST Break Week 3

TAST Break Week Last week, I announced we would have a catch-up TAST Break week. If you are up to date with your sampling, take a little a break. I don’t know a stitcher who has not got other projects to work on — so this is your chance. For …