Linked Double Chain Stitch Tutorial

I found Linked double chain stitch in an old embroidery book called  The Batsford encyclopaedia of embroidery stitches by Anne Butler. If you ever find this book in a secondhand store it is well worth picking it up if priced reasonably. Linked Double Chain is an interesting variety of chain …

Pekinese Stitch

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 which can follow a curve well, making it ideal to use as a linear stitch. This stitch …

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 …

Basque stitch

Basque Stitch As the name suggests, Basque stitch is found on old embroideries from the Basque region of northern Spain. You also find it used on embroidery from Portugal and southern France. Basque stitch is also known as twisted daisy border stitch. It is a sort of twisted chain stitch, …

Bonnet stitch

Bonnet stitch The Bonnet stitch is a variation of buttonhole that forms a line of stitches which have upright twisted looped prongs. Jan Eaton in her Complete Stitch Encyclopedia states that she found this stitch in a 1923 issue of Embroidery Magazine. Some stitches, you look at the directions and they …

Buttonhole Wheel stitch

Buttonhole Wheel Buttonhole Wheel is simply a buttonhole stitch worked in a circle. So, obviously, it is part of the buttonhole family of stitches. These are also known as wheel stitch, buttonhole rings, buttonhole flowers, buttonhole disks and disk stitch. Buttonhole wheels are a fun, if undervalued, little stitch. Many …

Bullion Knot Stitch

Bullion Knot Stitch People either love or hate bullion knots but I am in the love them camp! They are one of those hand-embroidery stitches that can be tricky to work so if you have trouble with them do take time to read my tips. Tips before you start Bullion …