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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 …

TAST Week 5

TAST week 5 challenge is to learn and experiment with feather stitch. For those who are new to embroidery, you will find that aspects of the hand movements needed to make this stitch are similar to those learnt in Buttonhole. I hope you can see a method to my madness in …

Free Art Nouveau patterns online

I am sure many of my readers will enjoy these copyright-free Art Nouveau patterns that I discovered on the Internet Archive website. It is a collection of patterns put together by Franciska Ruessink simply titled Art Nouveau collection 23 . I always enjoy looking out for freebies I think everyone does! …

TAST Week 4

Fun with Stem Stitch The stitch for TAST Week 4 is to learn and experiment with Stem Stitch. Stem Stitch is a basic quick and easy linear stitch, which I personally think is one of the most useful stitches there are. You can use this stitch to outline just about anything, …

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 …

More Bead Embroidery Fun

This week I am sharing more bead embroidery fun with another of my Beady things. These little pieces of hoop art are really experiments with stacking various beads and sequins and combining them with embroidery. To be honest they have become far too enjoyable. At the moment, these disks of …

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