2021 Band sampler rolling along

It’s time for another update about my annual sampler which I introduced last month here. It has been fun stitching it and is I admit, addictive. For those who have just swung by and don’t know the backstory, my sampler is what some stitchers would call a stitch roll. The …

Let the Good Times Roll Stitching my 2021 Band Sampler

For many years, I have been adding a strip of stitching to a long Stitch-roll or what is traditionally called a band sampler.  My sampler is a strip of fabric where I improvise stitches, add bands in a freeform manner and often journal on it too. If you want to …

Seed stitch Tutorial

Seed stitch is also known as seed filling, speckling, dot stitch and rice stitch. It is one of the simplest stitches to work. This stitch is created by scattering tiny straight stitches randomly over the surface of your fabric. Traditionally the stitches are to be worked quite evenly spaced with …

Interview with Maya Mathew of Million Little Stitches

This week I have an interview with Maya Mathew of Million Little Stitches who many people know because she wrote a very useful tutorial on how she makes fabric books. This tutorial is pinned all over Pinterest and I admit to pointing people to her site on numerous occasions. Maya …

Interview with Nell Loops of Artisanloops

This interview is part of series to mark that the Take a Stitch Tuesday Challenge has been running for a decade. Nell runs a facebook page called Artisanloops and I first noticed her interesting samples when she shared them on facebook in the TAST group. Nell also is a designer …