Embroidery Tutorials

How To Do Trailing

How To Do Trailing

Hello and welcome to another How To post, Today we are looking at how to work trailing. In the image above it is the thick, heavy, vertical lines behind the leaf.Trailing is traditionally a whitework stitch that is often used for outlines worked as a […]

The A-Z Of Embroidery Techniques, Terms And Tools

The A-Z Of Embroidery Techniques, Terms And Tools

Hello, So I wanted to write this post to help those of you that are new to embroidery get a brief overview of some of the techniques, tools or terms that you may hear in your quest to learn more about embroidery. What I’ve come up […]

How to attach your stumpwork wired shape

How to attach your stumpwork wired shape

So in my last post I talked about how to work a stumpwork wired shape. This post is all about how to apply your 3D element to your actual design. It depends on your design but usually you will have two layers of fabric to take your […]

How to work a Stumpwork wired shape.

How to work a Stumpwork wired shape.

Hello, I’m back after what seems like quite a while a way (unfortunately not on holiday) but it has been a very busy summer of teaching so far. Welcome to another How to….. post. This week we are looking at how to work a stumpwork […]

How To Mount Your Embroidery Ready For Framing – part 2

How To Mount Your Embroidery Ready For Framing – part 2

Welcome to the second part of how to mount your embroidery. If you missed the first part check it out here. Today we are looking at the herringbone stitch that attaches your embroidery to the calico covered board we made previously and the final backing […]

How To Mount Your Embroidery Ready For Framing – Part 1

How To Mount Your Embroidery Ready For Framing – Part 1

So what do you do with a piece once you have finished working it? Well there are a variety of options and today we will be looking at how to mount the piece ready for framing. For many people they do not enjoy this process […]

How to work a Raised Chain Band

How to work a Raised Chain Band

Raised Chain Band is a lovely stitch that gives a great texture to your embroidery. It is often used for stems in Crewel embroidery. For this example I have worked one band down the centre of the ladder, however you could fill the ladder with […]

How to work Heavy Chain stitch

How to work Heavy Chain stitch

Heavy chain stitch is one of the many variations of chain stitch. It produces a solid heavy stitch, a bit like a braid which is perfect for outlining densely stitched shapes that need the definition. It is worked in the opposite direction from regular chain […]

How To Work A Padded Satin Stitch Leaf

How To Work A Padded Satin Stitch Leaf

Hello and welcome back, For this tutorial I will be showing you how to work a padded satin stitch leaf, however there are many different varieties of this stitch, such as slanted satin stitch, straight satin stitch, encroaching satin stitch, among others. To make sure […]

How to work Raised Stem Stitch

How to work Raised Stem Stitch

Hello, Welcome to my first ever blog post. I hope you find it useful! Raised Stem stitch is often used in Jacobean crewel embroidery. Today we are looking at how to work this textured stitch, which is ideal for use in stems, leaves and tree […]