TAST Week 23

TAST Week 23 The stitch for TAST week 23 is Knotted Cable Chain. You can find a tutorial for Knotted Cable Chain in my Stitch Dictionary. Knotted Cable Chain is a textured linear stitch which looks great used in all sorts of ways. You can work the chain in an open loose …

A Free Book of out of copyright designs

A Book of designs by Mrs Watson — a 154-page collection of inked designs — was published in 1824. Design sources like this provide literally hundreds of patterns to work in embroidery, either as-is or for you to adapt to your projects. Better still, you can use these designs as …

TAST Week 22

TAST Week 22 For TAST week 22, I am proposing an interesting version of buttonhole called Up and Down buttonhole. This version of buttonhole creates a line of paired buttonhole stitches that are tied at the base. It creates a different look from regular buttonhole. And you can use this …

TAST Week 21

TAST Week 21 This week, I would like to introduce you to  Raised Herringbone Band. It is an interesting stitch that is easily forgotten. But it is really remarkably handy once you learn it. This stitch makes a great decorative filler if you work it in a block, row upon …

Whipped Back Stitch

Whipped back stitch creates a slightly raised line which is simple, quick and easy to work. It is ideal for use in children’s sewing projects and suitable for beginners. This stitch works well for lettering and motifs with tight curves. If a heavy, thread in the same colour as the …

TAST Week 19

The stitch for TAST Week 19 is Oyster Stitch which looks difficult until you understand how it works. Once you understand the mechanics of it, this stitch is quick and easy to work. And it produces a nice textured chain stitch that can be used in many situations in place …