This is more than a hand embroidery sampler

As I sat to write this, I thought this is more than a embroidery sampler. It is not just the size which is 96 feet long it is that I have lived with parts of this cloth sitting in my sewing box for years and years as I started doing …

How to work Back Stitch

Back stitch is often used along side cross stitch to define a clean neat line in a design. It is classified as a linear stitch because you can create lines with it! Back stitch is an old adaptable stitch which can be used as a delicate outline or as a …

For the Love of Stitching Sample 596

This area is found on part 42 of The for Love of Stitching Band Sampler. As you can see it is another little journal component as I was a little concerned when I heard H1N1 was declared a pandemic. Stitches Used: Back stitch Thread: Perle #8 perle cotton Fabric: Linda …

For the Love of Stitching Sample 594

This area is found on part 42 of The for Love of Stitching Band Sampler. Stitches Used: Back stitch and Algerian Eye stitch Thread: Perle #8 perle cotton Fabric: Linda 27 count evenweave Date: This section of the sampler was worked mid 2009. Size: The For Love of Stitching Band Sampler is …

For the Love of Stitching Sample 593

Stitching Sample 593 is found on part 42 of The for Love of Stitching Band Sampler. It is an experiment using straight stitches and back stitches to form a pattern Stitches Used: Back stitch, straight stitch, and seed beads Thread: Caron watercolours  1 strand of #5 perle cotton Fabric: Linda …

For the Love of Stitching Sample 592

This area is found on part 42 of The for Love of Stitching Band Sampler. It is a traditional pattern worked in hand dyed thread. Stitches Used: Back stitch Thread: Hand dyed silk Fabric: Linda 27 count evenweave Date: This section of the sampler was worked mid 2009. Size: The For …

Ebook of blackwork patterns

Kim over at String or Nothing has generously released a book of free black work patterns titled  Ensamplario Atlantio: Being a Collection of Filling Patterns Suitable for Blackwork Embroidery. I know the title  sounds a mouthful, but there are some great traditional patterns in this ebook. This 40 page, Ebook of blackwork …