Double Zig Zag Coral stitch step by step tutorial

Double Zig Zag Coral stitch is an interesting variety of Coral stitch. It is quite simply a development on Zig Zag Coral stitch. All versions of Coral stitch are based on twisted chain stitch. So this is a case of an offspring developing and moving away from the family line towards …

Raised Cretan Stitch Tutorial

Raised Cretan stitch is a variety of Cretan Stitch which is also known as Herringbone Ladder Filling, Double Pekinese, Figure of 8 stitch and Laced Cretan. Before you start this stitch take a look at Cretan Stitch and pay attention to the hand movement required to create the stitch. The …

Twisted Lattice Band

Twisted lattice band Twisted lattice band creates an attractive band of stitching, which can be used as a border, or, if you do crazy quilting, it is a stitch that creates a quick seam embellishment. You can also work Twisted lattice band row upon row to create an interesting filling. Work …

Threaded Cable Chain Stitch

Threaded Cable Chain is a fun stitch that quick and easy to work, as it is a laced version of Cable chain. Needless to say you need to know how to work Cable Chain stitch, you will find directions on how to work it here. How to work Threaded Cable Chain …

Barb Stitch and Beaded Barb stitch tutorial

Barb stitch is a composite stitch which is part of the buttonhole family.  It is another simple stitch that is easy to work yet versatile enough to create lots of variations. Barb stitch creates a line with a ridge down the center. You can work Barb stitch in a single line straight or …

Knotted Buttonhole Band and Beaded Knotted Buttonhole Band Tutorial

I found Knotted buttonhole band Edith Johns book, Creative Stitches which was published in 1967 and is long out of print. It looks extremely dated and boring now, but it is a real gem as there are some hidden treasures in it. Knotted buttonhole band is interesting textured stitch which produces …