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Raised embroidery and Stumpwork

Stumpwork or Raisedwork is a type of 3D embroidery that sits proud from the fabric surface. The term Stumpwork is a Victorian misnomer. Today we use the term to refer to any type of Raised Embroidery. Technically, however, stumpwork is a form of embroidery that is first created on a background. …

TAST Week 32

The stitch for TAST week 32 is  Alternating Up and down Buttonhole. This stitch is a bit tricky if you are a beginner, as you need to know regular Up and Down Buttonhole which was stitch 22 in the challenge. If you are a new hand to embroidery, you can …

How to work Back Stitch Trellis

Back stitch trellis is a filling stitch that is ideal to use to cover large areas. The open geometric filling is made up of intersecting diagonal lines of back stitch. This geometric design can act as the foundation of other embellishments and stitches. You can let it be as is …

TAST Week 31

For TAST week 31, I have two stitches that are related. They demonstrate how you can apply a technique from one stitch to another. The first stitch is Woven Detached Chain stitch. This is great to use whenever you want to add a leaf shape to your embroidery. Woven Detached …

TAST Week 30

Both stitches for TAST Week 30 create wider lines. For those who are new to embroidery, I encourage you to learn Lock Stitch which is easy to learn. Lock stitch has interesting single and double versions and both are quick and easy once you get in the rhythm. I’ve documented …

Chained Wheatear Stitch

Chained Wheatear is similar to Wheatear stitch except it has an extra Chain stitch making for a thicker textured line. Like Wheatear this variety holds a curve well and can be very effective if you add beads down the central line. How to work Chained Wheatear Stitch Work Chained Wheatear …

TAST Week 29

TAST week 29 and Beyond TAST are both linear stitches. The first is Pekinese Stitch which creates an interesting line that can follow a curve well. Not only can you use this stitch as a linear stitch but it is a useful stitch to use around the edge of items. …

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