Encrusted Embroidery

Encrusted embroidery is a contemporary embroidery technique where the fabric surface is encrusted with beads and stitches. You mainly see this style of embroidery worked in monotone creams, bone, and white shades but this technique can be worked in any colour. For instance, I recently completed this colourful piece. Materials …

Four Legged Knot Stitch Tutorial

Four Legged Knot stitch is an isolated stitch which resembles an upright cross with a knot in the middle. If you work Four Legged Knot stitch on a grid you can build up patterns easily. The cross like structure lends itself to patterned borders and bands.  For a less formal and …

Tutorial: How to crochet Mollie Flowers

Brigitte Read has written a great illustrated  tutorial on how to make crochet Mollie flowers. Those who enjoy crochet both free form and in a more traditonal structure will enjoy making these and they are a great way to use up wool scraps and you can link them together to make larger …