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Encrusted Embroidery

Encrusted embroidery is a contemporary embroidery technique where the fabric surface is encrusted with beads and stitches. You mainly see this style of embroidery worked in monotone creams, bone, and white shades but this technique can be worked in any colour. For instance, I recently completed this colourful piece. Materials …

Battlement Stitch

Battlement Stitch is a stitch that is made up of multiple lines of Buttonhole stitch that overlap to form a deep border or act as a fill. When worked in a traditional manner the line along the top of the stitches forms a crenellated edge like the top of a …

TAST WEEK 34

TAST week 34 is technically two stitches but, since Crossed and Plaited Feather stitch are so similar, I have grouped them together as one. Both are based on straight-sided feather stitch and both involve a second line of overlapping stitches. As usual, to learn how to work this stitch, visit …

TAST Week 33

Cloud Filling is the stitch for TAST week 33. You mainly see it being used as a filler stitch.  If you are a new hand to embroidery, you will find that filler stitches are amazingly useful. They can cover areas of your design and before long you start collecting them. This …

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