Inverted Feather Stitch

Inverted feather stitch This stitch is called Inverted feather stitch but it is very unlike a feather stitch. I found this stitch in an old fashioned stitch book by Anne Butler called Embroidery Stitches. You can build up this stitch, line upon line to create pattern fills. It is also …

Knotted Feather Stitch

Knotted Feather Stitch is another versatile variation of feather stitch. If you have not worked Feather stitch before or a bit unsure you might want to refresh your memory on a fabric scrap using the tutorial on feather stitch . I have seen this stitch referred to a thorn stitch (there …

How to Hand Embroider Berry stitch

Berry stitch but is also known as double lazy daisy stitch or double detached chain stitch. It can be worked on any type of fabric and is easy stitch to do and learn. How to work Berry Stitch Start by working a single detached chain stitch. You can work it as …

How to hand embroider Open Base Needlewoven Picot

Open base needlewoven picot is a fun three dimensional stitch that is ideal for leaves and the like. The method of working is very similar to Closed Base Needlewoven Picot stitch but the base is wider. You can make short or quite long or I have seen them worked in wide …

Buttonhole Wheel Cup

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 …

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 …