Chained Wheatear Stitch

Chained Wheatear is similar to Wheatear stitch except it has an extra Chain stitch making for a thicker textured line. Like Wheatear this variety holds a curve well and can be very effective if you add beads down the central line. How to work Chained Wheatear Stitch Work Chained Wheatear …

TAST Week 29

TAST week 29 and Beyond TAST are both linear stitches. The first is Pekinese Stitch which creates an interesting line that can follow a curve well. Not only can you use this stitch as a linear stitch but it is a useful stitch to use around the edge of items. …

TAST Week 28

TAST week 28 is Breton stitch which I describe as a sort of twisted herringbone. I like to think of it as herringbone with its knickers in a twist. This sample is worked in rayon ribbon floss. Here, I have changed the height of the stitches to create an undulating …

How to stitch Closed Buttonhole

Closed Buttonhole is a variety of Buttonhole stitch that can be used as a decorate line on the edge of projects. It is a quick simple stitch for crazy quilters to use and worked row upon row it makes a quick  interesting filling. Since the structure of Closed Buttonhole is …

TAST Week 27

TAST Week 27 is Barb stitch, which is an easy variation of the buttonhole family. It is quickly worked, making experimentation fun. You will not find it difficult to work if you know how to stitch buttonhole stitch. Check out the Barb stitch tutorial, as it also demonstrates how to …

TAST Week 26

The Stitch for TAST week 26, is to experiment with Sheaf Stitch. You often see Sheaf Stitch used as a light, filling stitch, with single stitches spaced evenly over an area. But people often underestimate it, as it is far more interesting than just an area filler. You can arrange …

Back Stitched Herringbone

Back Stitched Herringbone is a variety of Herringbone that is actually a compostite stitch that combines Herringbone and Back stitch. I have only recently started to play with this stitch and it fast became a favorite. It is quick and easy to work which makes it a great stitch for beginners, …