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 …

How to work Fancy Bobbin Edging

Fancy Bobbin Edging is an interesting variation of buttonhole. I discovered it in an old book called The Batsford encyclopaedia of embroidery stitches by Anne Butler. This book was published in the late 1970’s and the black and white hand drawn illustrations look dated and are not always clear but being …

Hand Embroidery sampler details 731-735

Two dramatic bands on my hand embroidery sampler are 734 and 735. Both are samples of Threaded Arrow stitch. Above is a band where I worked a line of arrow stitch and then a line of threaded arrow. The foundation Arrow stitches on all rows is worked in a hand …