Feathered Chain Stitch

Feathered Chain Stitch is made up of long tailed chain stitch worked in a zig zag manner. Long tail chain is simply a chain stitch with a long tie stitch.  If you are beginner you need to be able to work chain stitch before doing this variety. Each long tail …

Looped Cretan and Beaded Looped Cretan stitch

Looped Cretan Stitch I discovered Looped Cretan stitch in an old embroidery book by Edith John titled Creative Stitches. It is called Looped Cretan and the beaded version is my adaption which includes adding a bead. It is really useful to know the foundation stitch which is, of course, Cretan stitch. …

Beaded Butterfly Chain Stitch

Beaded Butterfly chain stitch is a variety of Butterfly chain that has a little extra shine because you add beads as you go. What needle Do I use for Beaded Butterfly Chain stitch?  As for all the beaded stitches I am sharing the main thing is to use a needle you can …

Triangular buttonhole and Beaded Triangular buttonhole stitch

Triangular buttonhole is a version of buttonhole stitch. If you are a total beginner, I suggest that before you attempt this version you familiarise yourself with basic buttonhole stitch first. Triangular buttonhole is an interesting stitch I discovered in an old book by Edith John titled Creative Stitches. In experimenting …

Beaded Eastern Stitch Tutorial

Beaded Eastern Stitch is a variety of Eastern Stitch. It is not difficult to do as you simply add a bead to loop made between the two bars. Since the stitch sits within a square it is particularly suitable on any grid like pattern. It is just a case of looking …

Linked chain and Beaded Link Chain Stitch Tutorial

Linked Chain Stitch is an interesting linear stitch which produces a thick line that follows a curve well. You can use it wherever a strong line is needed or if you want to outline an area. The beaded version is particularly nice. You need to know how to work basic …