Double Herringbone stitch tutorial

Double Herringbone version 1 is also known as Indian herringbone stitch. Work by first laying a foundation row of herringbone stitch. Work another row of herringbone. On every second stitch, slide the needle under the cross bar created by the first row of stitches. This means that the second row of …

How to embroider Beaded Buttonhole stitch

Beaded buttonhole is fun version of regular buttonhole – and there are lots of varieties to explore with this too. It is advisable that you know how to work regular buttonhole stitch before embarking on this variety. With this stitch the beading is done during the stitching process not added …

How to hand embroider Beaded Vandyke stitch

Beaded Vandyke stitch as the name suggests is a beaded version of the very popular Vandyke stitch. If you need  to jog your memory directions on how to work it are here. Regular Vandyke stitch is often used as a border which means the beaded version would make a nice edging on …

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. …

Buttonholed Cable Chain and Alternating Buttonholed Cable Chain

Buttonholed Cable Chain is, of course, a variety of Cable Chain stitch and you need to be able to work a foundation of Cable Chain. If you need a refresher my tutorial for Cable Chain stitch is here  Cable chain differs slightly from regular chain stitch, as Cable chain has …

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 …