TAST Week 22 and June Design Challenge

The stitch for Take a Stitch Tuesday (TAST) week 22 is an interesting version of Chain stitch, called Cable chain stitch. This is a pleasant stitch to work because you can develop a good easy-paced rhythm. It is also a very useful stitch, as it is a linear stitch that …

TAST Week 21

The stitch for Take a Stitch Tuesday Week 21 is Oyster Stitch which looks difficult until you understand how it works. Once you understand the mechanics of it, this stitch is quick and easy to work. And it produces a nice textured chain stitch that you can use in many …

TAST Week 20

The stitch for TAST week 20, is Bullion Knot. I know many people feel intimidated by this stitch, but read the tips in my tutorial for Bullion Knot Stitch and hopefully, they will help you. In the tutorial, there are many illustrations to help you see where those tips can be …

Briggs & Co.’s transfers available as free pdf

While poking around the Internet Library I struck gold and found Briggs & Co.’s patent transferring papers which is out of copyright. For anyone interested in vintage hand embroidery designs or if you do crazy quilting and want to add some motifs to your patches it’s a real gem. I …

TAST Week 19

TAST Week 19 is Coral stitch. This stitch is an old embroidery stitch but it’s a very quick and useful stitch that creates a knotted line. Coral stitch can be used for outlines, as it follows a curve well so experiment a bit with it — as it’s a great substitute …

TAST Week 18 and May Design Challenge

For TAST Week 18, we have two stitches that you can work on a grid. People often use Algerian Eye Stitch in even-weave embroidery techniques. These include canvas work, pulled work embroidery, and forms of counted thread work. However, it has a simple structure which means you can adapt it …