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
This blog page got so long for downloading when viewed that I decided to break sections of this page into their own blog pages:
Create the piping: Create your own piping
Sewing the piping onto front fabric: Sewing the piping … Read more
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
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 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, 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
Rosette (Struvor) stitch I first learned Rosette stitch by following the below Nordic Needle example then I switched to using buttonhole worked bars instead of wrapped bars.
Using buttonhole stitch for bar weaving:
When I work the … Read more