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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 …

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 …

Happy Holidays everyone!

Hi all! Imagine me as here I sit on my whirly chair waving in all directions sending my best wishes to everyone, no matter what faith or religion you follow. In January, I will have written this blog for 18 years and I have had a website of some sort …

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 …

Beady things on the hoop!

I have been playing with what Jerry calls my “Beady things”. I simply think of it as contemporary embroidery. The best description I can think of is heavily embellished contemporary embroidery or hoop art but Jerry insists on Beady things. So, in our house, that is what we call them. …

Stacked beads and Hidden Lace

Playing with beads has to be one of my favourite ways to relax and I think stacked beads is my current obsession. I have recently started to experiment with stacking beads and folding sequins and thought I would share what is on the hoop. (Click on the images if you …

Free Hand embroidery design of heart and flowers

Today, I have a free hand-embroidery design of a heart and flowers. It is offered as a little gift to my readers. I have been playing with Illustrator recently and this is one of the designs I created. I guess I should be handing out a design more appropriate for the …