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 …

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 …

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 …

Triangular buttonhole and Beaded Triangular buttonhole stitch

Triangular buttonhole is a version of buttonhole stitch. If you are a total beginner, I suggest that before you attempt this version you familiarise yourself with basic buttonhole stitch first. Triangular buttonhole is an interesting stitch I discovered in an old book by Edith John titled Creative Stitches. In experimenting …