If you are looking for stitch tutorials Check my Stitch Dictionary first.
Tutorials and Resources for hand embroiderers.
What hand embroidery supplies do I need? A comprehensive article explaining what you need to start out.
How to bind and use an embroidery hoop This article covers not only binding a hoop but, what size to use and how to tension it for surface embroidery.
12 Surface Stitches for Beginners This is a direct PDF download You need Acrobat reader to read it.
Tutorials and Resources for crazy quilters.
A tutorial on how to work decorative crazy quilt seams this is a comprehensive tutorial that I converted to a pdf file (a link to the download is in the article) When I converted it I realised how comprehensive it was. At 19 pages of information it is a resource worth investigating!
For free crazy quilt block patterns visit the CQ Details FAQ which houses links to series of articles.
- Assembling a crazy quilt part 1 – Trimming the blocks, joining and a construction technique that means the seams sit flat.
- Assembling a crazy quilt part 2 – Working in Sections
- Assembling a crazy quilt part 3 – Tying the quilt sandwich with no stitches visible from the front and adding a border
- Assembling a crazy quilt part 4 – Adding a false back
- Assembling a crazy quilt part 5 – Catching the false back and binding.
Studio Journalling Tutorials
- From Studio Journal Design to Embroidery: A file cover part 1
- From Studio Journal Design to Embroidery: A file cover part 2
- From Studio Journal Design to Embroidery: A file cover part 3
- From Studio Journal Design to Embroidery: A File cover part 4
How to make fabric from scrap thread (what I did with the contents of my Orts Jar)
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Have you seen my book?
My book The Visual Guide to Crazy Quilting Design: Simple Stitches, Stunning Results shares practical methods about how to design and make a crazy quilt. I teach you how to balance colour, texture and pattern, in order direct the viewers eye around a crazy quilted project. I show you how to build decorative seam treatments in interesting and creative ways using a handful of stitches. My book is profusely illustrated as my aim is to be both practical and inspiring.