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 …

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 …

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 …

How to work Whipped Wheel Stitch

Whipped wheel is also known as whipped spider’s wheel, raised spider’s web wheel, ribbed wheel, back stitched wheel, and back stitched spider’s web. All of these names do little to indicate how much fun this stitch can be. It would be one of my favourite textured stitches. If you look …

From Studio Journal Design to Embroidery: A hand embroidered file cover part 4

This is the last in a series of articles about designing a hand embroidery project. It moves from creating the design to working the finished cover for a file. This is the completed piece which will cover the front of a leaver arch file. Click on the image to see a …

From Studio Journal Design to Embroidery: A hand embroidered file cover part 3

This is the last in a series of articles about designing a hand embroidery project. It moves from creating the design to working the finished project. Links to previous articles are the bottom of the page. Up until this stage I had been working on hoop and moving the hoop …

From Studio Journal Design to Embroidery: A hand embroidered file cover part 1

This is the first in a series of articles illustrating the development of my hand embroidered file cover from its start in my studio journal to its design, and then sharing how I stitched the design and the design decisions made along the way.   The source of the design The idea for this …