Beaded Shell Chain Stitch Tutorial

Beaded Shell Chain Stitch is a fun and interesting stitch if you bead it you can have even more fun! If you need a reminder on how to work Shell Chain you will find my tutorial here. To work this stitch use a size 26 tapestry needle. Since the eye …

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 …

How to hand Embroider Braid Stitch

Braid Stitch is a linear stitch that is part of the chain stitch family. It is also known as Cable Plait stitch and Gordian knot stitch. Braid Stitch creates a textured braided solid line which is slightly raised and holds curves well. Braid stitch can be used anywhere that you …

How to work Whipped Double Chain Stitch

Whipped Double Chain stitch is a variety of Chain stitch. You need to know how to hand embroider basic chain stitch as this variety is worked on a foundation of two rows of chain stitch. If you need a refresher you will find a tutorial for chain stitch here. Whipped …

How to Embroider Beaded Back Stitch

Beaded Back stitch is a line of back stitch that is simple and quick to work as you add a bead to every second stitch. It makes sense that you need to know how to work regular back stitch before embarking on the beaded variety. You can find instructions on …

Alternating Barred Chain Stitch

Alternating Barred Chain stitch is one of the more interesting textured stitches to add to your hand embroidery repertoire of stitches. It is a member of the chain stitch family that produces a textured line.  I think that Alternating Barred Chain stitch is in some ways more interesting than its sister, Barred …

How to work Back Stitch

Back stitch is often used along side cross stitch to define a clean neat line in a design. It is classified as a linear stitch because you can create lines with it! Back stitch is an old adaptable stitch which can be used as a delicate outline or as a …