Whipped Alternating Buttonhole

Whipped Alternating Buttonhole Stitch creates a slightly raised fine cord-like line down the central line of Alternating buttonhole stitch. Since this is a variety of buttonhole stitch it helps if you know Buttonhole stitch and Alternating buttonhole stitch. (Follow the links to tutorials in my stitch dictionary if you need …

Why wobbly stitches are OK

For me wobbly stitches rule! I have noticed that some beginners to embroidery apologise for their wobbly stitches. To be honest I don’t think it is necessary. I will tell you why. This is the 21st century. We are surrounded by machine made things. Some of these things are ugly, …

Beaded Alternating Feather stitch Tutorial

Beaded Alternating Feather stitch is a form of Feather stitch that is a fun decorative variety that can be adapted easily to create a variety of patterns and designs. For most beaded stitches I use a #26 tapestry needle which is fine enough to thread a bead, yet the eye is …

How to hand Embroider Braid Stitch

Braid Stitch is a linear stitch that is part of the chain stitch family. It is also known as Cable Plait stitch and Gordian knot stitch. Braid Stitch creates a textured braided solid line which is slightly raised and holds curves well. Braid stitch can be used anywhere that you …

Rosette of Thorns Stitch

Rosette of Thorns is actually a variety of Buttonhole stitch. If you look at it they are a set of 5 buttonhole stitches bunched together at the base with the five arms arranged in a fan. This cluster creates an interesting decorative line. The crown shaped arcs of this stitch can …

Drizzle Stitch Tutorial

Drizzle stitch is fun as it stands free from the fabric. In other words it is a 3D stitch. It always makes me smile when ever I see it. It is mainly used in Brazilian embroidery worked in rayon thread but you can use any thread with a good twist such …

Feather and Chain stitch

Many stitches can be combined to create new stitches and Feather and Chain stitch is an interesting instance of this. The stitch is a combination of chain and feather stitch so if you are a beginner you will need to know both. Follow the links if you need a refresher …