Diagonal Straight and Back Stitch

Diagonal straight and back stitch sounds like a mouthful but it has a nice working rhythm as it consists of one straight stitch then a stitch that is worked back on itself, a bit like half a back stitch. Diagonal Straight and Back Stitch stitch creates a simple, quick fill …

Chinese Cross Stitch

Chinese Cross Stitch is a great little stitch, not often seen, but works up into a very useful filling or border stitch. It looks great as a decorative surface stitch on even weave fabrics and is extremely simple to work. I have also found that this stitch can be scattered …

How to embroider Outlined or Raised Satin stitch

Raised Satin stitch is also known as outlined Satin stitch. You can see why when you look at how this stitch is constructed. If you have trouble creating an even edge when you work a shape in satin stitch then using Outlined or Raised Satin will solve your problem. Raised Satin …

Beaded Lock stitch

Beaded Lock stitch is a variation on double lock stitch. It is a very quick and easy to work beaded embroidery stitch, that looks good as a border or worked row-upon-row for a filling stitch. You need to be familiar with lock stitch to work this variety. The samples are …

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 …

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 …