Beaded Fern Stitch

Beaded Fern stitch is s simple, versatile variety of Fern stitch and is ideal to use in floral sprays and is an excellent stitch to use for simple Christmas wreaths. In this sample, I have used perle #8 hand-dyed variegated thread and a size 26 tapestry needle. Since the beading is done …

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 …

Looped Cretan and Beaded Looped Cretan stitch

Looped Cretan Stitch I discovered Looped Cretan stitch in an old embroidery book by Edith John titled Creative Stitches. It is called Looped Cretan and the beaded version is my adaption which includes adding a bead. It is really useful to know the foundation stitch which is, of course, Cretan stitch. …

How to hand embroider Raised Cup Stitch

Little mauve flowers of raised cup stitch have been tucked in a spray of flowers on a crazy quilt block. The stitch has been worked in a mauve thread that is a mix of mohair and wool. Raised cup stitch is a fun and quick to work. As the name …

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 …