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 …

Triangular buttonhole and Beaded Triangular buttonhole stitch

Triangular buttonhole is a version of buttonhole stitch. If you are a total beginner, I suggest that before you attempt this version you familiarise yourself with basic buttonhole stitch first. Triangular buttonhole is an interesting stitch I discovered in an old book by Edith John titled Creative Stitches. In experimenting …

Eastern Stitch Step by Step Tutorial

Eastern stitch is also known as Egyptian buttonhole. I guess the buttonhole part of the name comes from the loop made between the two bars as the same hand movement is required to make buttonhole. I have seen it classified as part of the buttonhole family. Usually this stitch is seen …

Turkman Stitch

  Turkman stitch is simple and quick to work. You can use Turkman stitch as a linear stitch and as a filling. It will also follow a gentle curve. It is worked between two imaginary parallel lines down the fabric swinging back and forth, from side to side. Some people …

Cloud Filling Stitch

Cloud Filling stitch,  at first looks like a ho-hum filler but if you add it to your skillset I am sure you will find it to be amazingly useful. This stitch is simple, quick and easy to work, (I have taught it to children). Cloud Filling stitch is adaptable for …

Woven Cross Stitch

Woven Cross Stitch is also known as cross stitch flower and Interwoven Cross Stitch. No matter the name, Woven Cross Stitch very addictive. It is also one of those stitches that looks a bit ho hum until you work a sample and then you realise how much potential it has. The stitch look …

Arrow or Arrowhead stitch

Arrow Stitch Two varieties of Arrowhead stitch are listed in various stitch books. One is a horizontal version and one is vertical. Some books call the vertical version Upright Arrow, while others simply call both versions, Arrow stitch. Some books refer to the horizontal version as Zig-Zag stitch. Both varieties …