How to Hand Embroider Tete de Boéuf Stitch

Tete de Boéuf stitch is based on fly stitch. It is also known as Bulls head stitch, Head of the bull and Ox Head Stitch because the two protruding stitches can look like horns. Tete de Boéuf stitch is often confused with wheatear stitch but they are different. Tete de …

Double Zig Zag Coral stitch step by step tutorial

Double Zig Zag Coral stitch is an interesting variety of Coral stitch. It is quite simply a development on Zig Zag Coral stitch. All versions of Coral stitch are based on twisted chain stitch. So this is a case of an offspring developing and moving away from the family line towards …

Slipped Cable Chain Stitch Tutorial

Slipped Cable chain stitch can be used as decorative linear stitch on both plain and even-weave fabrics. Based on cable chain stitch, it follows a curve well and you can add beads to this stitch easily. Cable chain is the foundation of  this stitch so if you need a refresher …

Raised Cretan Stitch Tutorial

Raised Cretan stitch is a variety of Cretan Stitch which is also known as Herringbone Ladder Filling, Double Pekinese, Figure of 8 stitch and Laced Cretan. Before you start this stitch take a look at Cretan Stitch and pay attention to the hand movement required to create the stitch. The …

Free Hand Embroidery Pattern of Abstract Seed Pods

I have a hand embroidery pattern of abstract seed pods to share with you today. Click on the image to see a larger version which you can save to your desktop for use. Scale the pattern in graphic program to fit the project you choose. It would work well on …

Twisted Lattice Band

Twisted lattice band Twisted lattice band creates an attractive band of stitching, which can be used as a border, or, if you do crazy quilting, it is a stitch that creates a quick seam embellishment. You can also work Twisted lattice band row upon row to create an interesting filling. Work …

Delightful hand embroidery patterns that are free

The Antique pattern Library  have published some delightful hand embroidery patterns that are free to use. You will find them listed as E-CL016 Iron-on transfer patterns or simply follow the link This set of vintage  iron-on patterns would be suitable for beginners as most can be worked in stitches such as chain stitch, detached …