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 …

Barb Stitch and Beaded Barb stitch

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 …

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 …

Triple Chain Stitch

Triple Chain Stitch I found this stitch in Edith Johns’ Creative Stitches (p44) and it’s heaps of fun. Triple Chain is easy, quick and simple to work, as it is a chain stitch with two side stitches. It can be very effective, particularly if you vary the height or angle …

Kikos Flower Stitch

I was shown how to work Kiko Flower by a lady from Japan. Her English was not good but she called it flower stitch because worked in a ring it can form a flower. True to skills handed on in the oral tradition I call it Kiko’s flower stitch because …

Beaded Lock stitch

Beaded Lock stitch is a variation on double lock stitch. It is a very quick and easy to work beaded embroidery stitch, that looks good as a border or worked row-upon-row for a filling stitch. You need to be familiar with lock stitch to work this variety. The samples are …