How to Hand Embroider Palestrina Stitch

Palestrina stitch produces a neat knotted line that will hold a curve well. Each knot has an ‘arm’ that can be varied in length to add variety and interest to the stitch. This stitch can be used as a linear stitch or to outline shapes in a design. A firm twisted thread, such …

Barred Chain Stitch

Barred chain is an extreme form of Twisted chain stitch. As experienced stitchers know, the chain stitch family has numerous varieties, of which Barred chain stitch is an interesting example. Just like chain stitch, Barred chain stitch is a linear stitch that will follow curves well and can be easily worked …

Chain Stitch

Instructions on how to work chain stitch Chain stitch can be used to create a line. It is also known as tambour stitch and point de chainette. Bring the needle up through the fabric and hold the thread with the left thumb. Insert the needle as illustrated, so that the point emerges …

Picot chain stitch tutorial

Picot Chain Stitch is an interesting variety of chain stitch that can be used as a linear stitch. Picot simply means knot or loop. This version has a picot on each chain stitch creating a slight ridge down the side of the line. In order to work this stitch it is …

Double Pekinese Stitch Tutorial

Double Pekinese Stitch is of course a variety of Pekinese stitch. This stitch creates a heavy braid like line which can follow a curve well making it ideal as an edging or linear stitch. You work two lines of back stitch which is then threaded in a particular lacing pattern with …