2020 Quilt block 16

I had fun with my 2020 quilt block 16 as I tried another new technique on it. Can you spot it? I will tell you about it in  a minute. An unembellished block and finished block looks totally different. As you work a block it changes and many beginners get …

Drizzle Stitch Tutorial

Drizzle stitch is fun as it stands free from the fabric. In other words it is a 3D stitch. It always makes me smile when ever I see it. It is mainly used in Brazilian embroidery worked in rayon thread but you can use any thread with a good twist such …

Colonial Knot Step by Step Tutorial

Colonial Knot is sometimes called Figure Eight Knot and it is often used in candlewicking embroidery so is also called a Candlewicking Knot. This surface embroidery stitch at first glance  looks very much like a French knot but it is worked slightly differently as you create the knot by looping the …

Work in Progress Wednesdays

I started on one of the inside pockets of my Hussif. There are two pockets this size. As you can see I have started  on the embroidery and  this floral spray will feature Woven trellis stitch flowers. What have you done this week towards your stitching goals? Leave a comment and …

Work in Progress Wednesdays

This piece of crazy quilting is a part of my latest project which as regular readers will now is a hussif , a type of traditional sewing caddy. This piece will be a pouch/roll that will sit inside the hussif. If you click on the image you will see a large version. …

New Free ebooks at the Antique Pattern Library

The Antique Pattern Library has added some more books to their site. The first book I pounced on is “The Ribbon Art Book, Vol I ~ No. III- How to make Hundreds of Dainty and Practical things of Ribbons” If you do historical costuming, silk ribbon embroidery, crazy quilting, or ribbon …