Linked Double Chain Stitch Tutorial

I found Linked double chain stitch in an old embroidery book called  The Batsford encyclopaedia of embroidery stitches by Anne Butler. If you ever find this book in a secondhand store it is well worth picking it up if priced reasonably. Linked Double Chain is an interesting variety of chain …

Oyster Stitch

Oyster Stitch The Oyster stitch is a member of the chain stitch family and although it looks complex, it is not difficult. Oyster stitch is also very versatile, as you can often adapt it to use in situations where you would use chain stitch. It creates a textured, slightly raised, …

Basque stitch

Basque Stitch As the name suggests, Basque stitch is found on old embroideries from the Basque region of northern Spain. You also find it used on embroidery from Portugal and southern France. Basque stitch is also known as twisted daisy border stitch. It is a sort of twisted chain stitch, …

Up and Down Buttonhole Stitch

Up and Down Buttonhole Up and Down Buttonhole is a variation of buttonhole stitch which is also known as Mirrored buttonhole stitch. You can easily work the stitch on all types of fabrics. This stitch forms a line made up of a pair of stitches, crossed with a tie at …

Bonnet stitch

Bonnet stitch The Bonnet stitch is a variation of buttonhole that forms a line of stitches which have upright twisted looped prongs. Jan Eaton in her Complete Stitch Encyclopedia states that she found this stitch in a 1923 issue of Embroidery Magazine. Some stitches, you look at the directions and they …

Bullion Knot Stitch

Bullion Knot Stitch People either love or hate bullion knots but I am in the love them camp! They are one of those hand-embroidery stitches that can be tricky to work so if you have trouble with them do take time to read my tips. Tips before you start Bullion …

How to work Wheatear stitch

Wheatear stitch is a versatile easy stitch that is often used to depict wild grasses and wheat as in the sample above. In this sample various forms of wheatear are used. Wheatear consists of two straight stitches that are worked diagonally in a V like shape before a chain stitch laces …