Buttonholed Cable Chain and Alternating Buttonholed Cable Chain

Buttonholed Cable Chain is, of course, a variety of Cable Chain stitch and you need to be able to work a foundation of Cable Chain. If you need a refresher my tutorial for Cable Chain stitch is here  Cable chain differs slightly from regular chain stitch, as Cable chain has …

Shell Chain and Beaded Shell Chain Stitch Tutorial

I discovered Shell chain in Edith John’s Creative Stitches (p.43). It is a member of the chain stitch family and a form of double chain stitch which is a lot of fun to do. Below is a freeform sample worked in a variety threads including satin ribbon and hand knitting …

Linked chain and Beaded Link Chain Stitch Tutorial

Linked Chain Stitch is an interesting linear stitch which produces a thick line that follows a curve well. You can use it wherever a strong line is needed or if you want to outline an area. The beaded version is particularly nice. You need to know how to work basic …

Reversed Buttonhole Bar Stitch

Reversed Buttonhole Bar creates a textured braid-like stitch that is great to use as a textured border or edging. You can use it as a linear stitch too, making it a very versatile stitch to add to the stitches you use. This stitch is also known as Buttonhole with an …

Straight Sided, Crossed and Plaited Feather Stitch

Both Crossed and Plaited Feather stitch have a foundation of Straight-sided feather stitch. So it makes sense to group them together. They are also related to Turkman stitch. As you can see the differences in these stitches is either the angle you hold the needle at and/or spacing. I am …

Turkman Stitch

  Turkman stitch is simple and quick to work. You can use Turkman stitch as a linear stitch and as a filling. It will also follow a gentle curve. It is worked between two imaginary parallel lines down the fabric swinging back and forth, from side to side. Some people …

How to Hand Embroider Spiked Knotted Cable Chain Stitch

I discovered this Spiked Knotted Cable Chain in Edith Johns Creative Stitches (p. 53) This mouthful of a name is one of those stitches that at first glance I thought it was too complex to hold much interest. Then once I was in the swing of it my opinion shifted …