Cloud Filling Stitch

Cloud Filling stitch,  at first looks like a ho-hum filler but if you add it to your skillset I am sure you will find it to be amazingly useful. This stitch is simple, quick and easy to work, (I have taught it to children). Cloud Filling stitch is adaptable for …

Woven Cross Stitch

Woven Cross Stitch is also known as cross stitch flower and Interwoven Cross Stitch. No matter the name, Woven Cross Stitch very addictive. It is also one of those stitches that looks a bit ho hum until you work a sample and then you realise how much potential it has. The stitch look …

Vandyke Stitch tutorial

Vandyke Stitch is one of those useful hand embroidery stitches that many people don’t get around to exploring but it is well worth investigating. I admit that I don’t use it enough, but without fail every time I do I think to myself I should use this more! Vandyke stitch …

Woven Zig Zag Chain

Woven Zig-Zag Chain As the name implies, Woven Zig Zag Chain is based on zig zag chain. Follow the link to the tutorial if you need directions or just a quick refresher. Woven Zigzag chain stitch is a variety of chain stitch that creates an interesting pattern of woven stitches. You …

Zig-Zag Chain Stitch Tutorial

This stitch is called Zig-zag Chain Stitch but is also known as Vandyke chain stitch. Needless to say Zig-zag chain  is a member of the Chain Stitch family. Zig-zag chain stitch is effective when worked alone or if you stack it sewn row upon row you can build up  patterns for borders. …

Wrapped Coral Stitch

Wrapped Coral stitch Wrapped Coral stitch is also known as Coral knot with an extra wrap. It is a variety of Coral Stitch that produces a thick bobbly line, ideal for surface embroidery. Wrapped Coral is quick to work, creating a knotted line that can be mistaken for a line …

Bullion Buttonhole Stitch

Bullion Buttonhole an interesting variety of buttonhole. This stitch consists of  buttonhole stitch where the upright bars are worked as a bullion stitches. Since it is based on buttonhole you can use it to edge items or as a interesting border. Bullion buttonhole can look very interesting if you thread a thin …