Take a Stitch Tuesday 2023 Week 4

 Chain stitch. This is a tremendously useful stitch that is quick and easy to do. Chain stitchis a foundation stitch for a whole family of looped stitches. The trick with all the chain stitches is to not pull the stitch too tight, as a tight tension will pull the loop of …

Double Wheatear Stitch

Double Wheatear stitch is a versatile easy variety of Wheatear stitch and you can use it in organic motifs. You can vary the length of the diagonal straight stitches. Double Wheatear is great for beading and you can use many types of embroidery thread for variety. You can combine Double …

Take a Stitch Tuesday 2023 Week 3

Take a Stitch Tuesday 2023 Week 3 Basic TAST This week I am suggesting people learn and experiment with Stem Stitch. Stem Stitch is a basic quick and easy linear stitch, which I personally think is one of the most useful stitches there are. You can use this stitch to outline …

Take a Stitch Tuesday 2023 Week 1

Happy New Year! Welcome everyone, to Take a Stitch Tuesday 2023 week 1. I hope you are all energised and up for this year’s challenge. I know I am looking forward to seeing what everyone does this year, particularly with the design challenge. Before we start I would love everyone …

Bosnian stitch

Bosnian Stitch is a quick easily worked stitch that forms a zig-zag line. You can work it in a line, on a border, or over a crazy quilt seam or row upon row to become a filling stitch. Since its structure is a simple zig-zag line it is great fun …

Interlaced Band

Interlaced Band is worked in two parts. The foundation stitches are two lines of Back stitch. Since the stitch is in two parts you can use this to your advantage as the second thread can be of a different colour or a different type of thread. You can use novelty …