How to hand embroider Raised Cup Stitch

Little mauve flowers of raised cup stitch have been tucked in a spray of flowers on a crazy quilt block. The stitch has been worked in a mauve thread that is a mix of mohair and wool. Raised cup stitch is a fun and quick to work. As the name …

Spiked Knotted Cable Chain Stitch

Surprisingly versatile I discovered this Spiked Knotted Cable Chain in Edith Johns’ Creative Stitches (p. 53). The name is a mouthful, and this is one of those stitches that I thought at first glance was too complex to hold much interest. Then, once I was in the swing of it, …

Sienese Stitch

I discovered Siennese Stitch in A-Z of Embroidery Stitches 2  and I think it is a variety of loop stitch. Worked alone, if you turn your work, this stitch looks a bit like the letter K but worked closely between two lines it can be a good border. When worked row upon …

Spanish Feather Stitch

Spanish Feather Stitch Spanish Feather Stitch is also listed in stitch dictionaries as Spanish knotted feather stitch or twisted zigzag chain stitch. It’s an interesting stitch for some; a challenging stitch for others. It creates a wide, ornamental line that can look like a braid, particularly if you use a …

Raised Chain Stitch Version 2

Raised Chain version 2 There are two varieties of Raised Chain stitch you can find a tutorial for the other version here.  Raised Chain Version 2 creates a raised flat surface that looks like knitting! I found this version of Raised chain stitch in the A-Z of Embroidery Stitches Volume 2 …

Raised Chain Version 1

Raise Chain Stitch version 1 Raised Chain Stitch version 1 is one of two versions and this tutorial is the first version. The other version is listed here. Both create a raised but flat band that adds texture to a piece. They make a great edge to your work too! …

Chained Cross Stitch tutorial

Chained cross stitch which makes good heavy border or braid like line. The key difference with this variation of cross stitch is that each stitch must be completed before moving on to the next. In some ways it is similar to woven cross stitch. It is possible to alternate the two …