Buttonhole Wheel Cup

I discovered the Buttonhole Wheel Cup while experimenting with buttonhole wheels. I am sure I just re-invented the stitch and somewhere another person has had the same thoughts. They make great middles to flowers like daffodils and I use them all over the place in my textured embroidery, as I …

Beaded Hedebo Edge Stitch Tutorial

I am sure crazy quilters will love Beaded Hedebo Edge as it is  decorative and pretty. I know that it has become one of my favourites. Apart from being used as an edging stitch, this stitch has loads of creative potential, I like it particularly worked along the edge of paisley …

Pistil Stitch

Pistil Stitch Pistil stitch is really a French Knot with a tail. It is ideal to use for the centre of flowers or arranged in a circle as a flower motif. The weight of the thread will determine the size of the finished stitch. You can also work this stitch …

Sheaf Stitch

Sheaf Stitch is a quick, easily worked hand embroidery stitch that is ideal for beginners and children yet it is versatile enough to keep advanced embroiderers intrigued. We often underestimate this stitch. It looks good in a thread that has a firm twist such as cotton perle #5 or Cotton …

Linked Double Chain Stitch Tutorial

Linked Double Chain is an interesting variety of chain stitch. If you are a beginner you might like to make sure you are familiar with chain stitch and with twisted chain stitch since Linked double chain consists of two chain stitches worked side by side which are then linked with a twisted chain. …

Pekinese Stitch

Pekinese stitch is also known as Chinese stitch since it is found on Chinese embroideries worked in silk, row-upon-row —sometimes 30-40 stitches to the inch. The stitch creates a heavy line that can follow a curve well, making it ideal to use as a linear stitch. This stitch is also …

Cast On Stitch Step by Step Tutorial

Cast on stitch forms little loops that sit proud against the background fabric and one of those stitches that once you master it and establish the rhythm it is fun and relaxing to work. It also impresses people easily, as it looks outrageously difficult to do. To be honest it’s not …