TAST Week 9

The stitch for TAST Week 9 is a simple but wonderfully versatile stitch called Couching. With this stitch, you can use many novelty yarns that cannot fit through the eye of a needle. Follow the link for instructions and eye candy. Couching is a quick way to add a textured …

Guilloche stitch

Guilloche stitch is a composite stitch which simply means that it is a stitch made by combining two or more different stitches. I love Composite stitches as for me it means I can swap out and alter parts of the stitch giving it a modern twist. Each part is a …

TAST Week 6

TAST Week 6 TAST Week 6 is here already! The TAST stitch to learn and experiment with is Herringbone Stitch.  Herringbone stitch is another of those key stitches that many people first learn when new to hand embroidery.  I hope those readers who are attempting this stitch for the first time enjoy …

How to embroidery Braid Stitch

Braid Stitch is part of the Chain stitch family. Known also as Cable Plait stitch and Gordian knot stitch, it is a linear stitch that creates a textured braided solid line. It holds curves well even though it is slightly raised. Braid stitch can be used anywhere that you need …

TAST Week 5

TAST week 5 challenge is to learn and experiment with feather stitch. For those who are new to embroidery, you will find that aspects of the hand movements needed to make this stitch are similar to those learnt in Buttonhole. I hope you can see a method to my madness in …

TAST Week 4

Fun with Stem Stitch The stitch for TAST Week 4 is to learn and experiment with Stem Stitch. Stem Stitch is a basic quick and easy linear stitch, which I personally think is one of the most useful stitches there are. You can use this stitch to outline just about anything, …

TAST Week 2

TAST Week 2 The stitch for TAST week 2 is Fly Stitch. I made the sample above using 5 layers of chiffon and netting stitched over with mainly Fly Stitch. Much of the grass/reeds areas are also fly stitch. I mixed the thickness and type of threads to give variety …