Block 3 of our Quilt-Along is This Little Light of Mine by Melissa Stramel. It’s a pieced block with a super adorable embroidery design in the centre. Today’s Super Deal is from CleverQuilter.com and features McKenna Ryan’s All Cooped Up fabric kits and Which Came First? wall hanging kit.
Lazy Daisy stitch, also known as detached chain stitch is a wonderful little looped stitch perfect for working small flowers. It can be worked alone or in groups. When working this stitch, the trick is to apply a gentle amount of pressure otherwise the loop will close up. It is also important to keep the […]
Running stitch is a very quick and easy hand embroidery stitch to master. It is often used to form the foundation of other stitches or it can be used on its own as an outline stitch. Running stitch is also the stitch used for hand quilting. For best results work each stitch a uniform size, […]
Looking for some tips on how to work a perfect French knot? A few years ago when I was teaching hand embroidery in workshops, ladies would often groan when I mentioned French knots. Seems that this stitch can cause some frustration. The good news is that I am going to share with you some of […]
Back stitch is one of the quickest and easiest of embroidery stitches to master. It is predominately used as an outline stitch and is ideal for Redwork embroidery designs. There are two things to keep in mind when learning to back stitch. One is to aim for an even stitch length. Don’t fuss too much […]
You’ve found the perfect pattern, you have a crewel needle, some stranded embroidery thread, a piece of fabric and an embroidery hoop. Your pattern has been transferred onto your fabric and you are ready to start…so now what? Your next decision comes down to the end use for your piece of embroidery. If your design […]
One of the challenges of learning how to embroider is knowing where to find hand embroidery designs. If you are new to hand embroidery it is best to choose a design that is simple with only a few different stitches. Sometimes hand embroidery designs can be discovered in the most unlikely places. The key is […]