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 …

French knots

French Knot Tips and Tricks A french knot is a difficult stitch for some people but I have a tip or two in this tutorial. I am putting them upfront so you notice them before they embark upon learning the stitch. Stitchers problem #1  Your knot pops through the fabric …

Detached Chain Stitch

Detached Chain is often one of the first stitches people learn. It is also known as daisy stitch, lazy daisy stitch, tall chain stitch, loop stitch, tied loop stitch, picot stitch and knotted knot stitch. But don’t let those names lead you into thinking that you can only make flowers …