TAST Week 41

TAST week 41 is here, and before we know it, the end of the year will have arrived. For this week, Closed Herringbone stitch is the challenge. It is very useful to define a good strong line or to use in a border, or as part of an edging. You …

Berwick stitch

Berwick stitch is also known as Looped Edge stitch and forms a line of upright stitches each with a knotted base. This is a quick and easy variety of buttonhole. You  can work it along the edge of an item and it will follow curves easily. Berwick stitch is equally …

TAST Week 40

For TAST Week 40, we have another two stitches that are worked on a grid.  Algerian Eye Stitch is often used in even-weave embroidery techniques. These include canvas work, pulled work embroidery, and forms of counted thread work. However, it has a simple structure which means it is easily adapted. …

Laced Back Stitched Herringbone 2

Laced Back Stitched Herringbone 2 is a composite stitch that is built on  Back Stitched Herringbone which is in turn a variety built on Herringbone stitch. The lacing technique is simple and quick to work. When you lace this stitch you can use embroidery threads or  thicker novelty threads, such as …

TAST Week 37

Beyond TAST week 37 For TAST week 37, I am introducing a textured stitch called Whipped wheel. This stitch produces a raised ribbed circle. Until you try it you don’t know how much fun this stitch can be. This is one of my favourite textured stitches. If you look closely …