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 Tutorial

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 …

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 …

Long Tail Chain Stitch Plain, beaded and whipped

Long tail chain is also known as long arm chain and Long leg chain!  With all these tails arms and legs you would think we are talking about a beast of stitch but it is not the case. Long tail Chain Stitch is a stitch of hidden talents as it …