Creating your own piping

Getting Ready:

I used Wright’s 1/4-inch 100% cotton cording that I purchased (50-yard spool) on Cut off a length of the cord (this is used as the core within the piping) that is several inches longer than you need … Read more

Sharp edge pillow without piping

sharp edge pillow without piping

Sharp edge pillow without piping

I work leaning back in a recliner chair and find myself tilting my head slightly forward as I stitch so my neck gets tired. My Starburst design, worked on 18 count mono canvas, count size… Read more

Sharp edge pillow with piping

Bargello Entwined Pomegranates pillow

I had originally thought to use purchased purple piping for my Entwined Pomegranates pillow instead of creating my own piping. The below photo shows the purchased piping. I liked the solid purple color of this purchased piping for use with … Read more

Securing Thread Ends and No Knots

Securing thread ends

Thread ends: No knots please. The ends of your threads are secured by weaving them into the back side of the worked area of your design. I like to keep these weaved thread ends in among like threads. Such that … Read more

Picking up Fuzz of Threads

Masking tape

Masking tape isn’t an exciting embroidery tool but it sure comes in handy.

A caution, until you are use to the masking tape that you purchased I would suggest dabbing the masking tape about on whatever fabric you have selected … Read more

Parking the thread and the Needle

Parking threads

Parking your thread

Parking is a term applied to handling/controling your stitching thread(s) when not in use.

The term parking is also used to indicate when you need to have the tail end of your thread held aside until you … Read more

Stabbing vs Sewing Technique


Stabbing vs sewing, how you stitch with your needle:

I have friends who prefer to work their Hardanger pieces using the sewing method.

I mostly use the stab stitching as I feel it is less stress on the fabric, stitching … Read more