Lock Stitch and Double Lock Stitch

Lock Stitch looks simple but is amazingly versatile. There is also a double version. Both are very quick and easy to stitch, look good in a range of threads, will follow a curve or worked row upon row make a wonderful filling stitch. All that, and (don’t worry I am …

Interlaced Up and Down Buttonhole Stitch Tutorial

Interlaced Up and Down Buttonhole Interlaced Up and Down Buttonhole is an interesting variety of buttonhole that consists of two rows interlaced, as you work them back to back. It forms a really attractive band that is ideal to use on a border, a seam decoration on a crazy quilt …

Alternating Up and Down Buttonhole Stitch

Alternating up and down stitch is an easy variety of Up and Down buttonhole stitch. This stitch can be used in freeform organic way. In the sample below I have used Alternating up and Down stitch  worked in cotton perle thread before adding Raised Cross Stitch Flowers and long bugle …

Tutorial on how to work Beaded Herringbone Stitch

Beaded herringbone is a variety of Herringbone stitch which makes a very attractive border stitch and is an ideal to use in crazy quilting to decorate a seam. With this stitch the beading is done during the stitching process not added afterward. The trick is use a size 26 tapestry needle. …

How to Hand Embroider Closed Herringbone Stitch

Closed herringbone is a variety of herringbone where the stitch is worked so closely together that it forms a line of crossed stitches. On the back of the fabric it will show a two lines of back stitches so it is also known as Double Backstitch. Another use for this …

Chained Bar stitch

Chained Bar Stitch Chained bar stitch forms a solid line, ideal for borders, or you can use it to couch down ribbons, tape or flat braids. Create the foundation of this stitch by first laying down some long straight stitches. Between two to six straight stitches in DMC pearl 3 …

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 …