Let the Good Times Roll Stitching my 2021 Band Sampler

For many years, I have been adding a strip of stitching to a long Stitch-roll or what is traditionally called a band sampler.  My sampler is a strip of fabric where I improvise stitches, add bands in a freeform manner and often journal on it too. If you want to …

Why wobbly stitches are OK

For me wobbly stitches rule! I have noticed that some beginners to embroidery apologise for their wobbly stitches. To be honest I don’t think it is necessary. I will tell you why. This is the 21st century. We are surrounded by machine made things. Some of these things are ugly, …

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 …