TAST week 3

TAST week 3 TAST week 3 challenge is Buttonhole stitch – or blanket stitch, as many people call it. This stitch is actually the foundation for a whole family of stitches. People classify embroidery stitches in different ways. I like to classify stitch families according to the hand movement you …

Why wobbly stitches are OK

For me wobbly stitches rule! I have noticed that some beginners to embroidery apologise for their wobbly stitches. To be honest I don’t think it is necessary. I will tell you why. This is the 21st century. We are surrounded by machine made things. Some of these things are ugly, …

Oyster Stitch

Oyster Stitch The Oyster stitch is a member of the chain stitch family and although it looks complex, it is not difficult. Oyster stitch is also very versatile, as you can often adapt it to use in situations where you would use chain stitch. It creates a textured, slightly raised, …

Couching Stitch

Couching is a wonderful technique that many embroiderers forget about, but it is easy to do and a wonderful way to use interesting textured novelty threads in your embroidery. You can create wonderful surfaces by couching down threads and then embroidering over the top of them. Combined with beads and …