green herringbone embroidery

Herringbone

  Herringbone stitch is like the wool dress coat of embroidery stitches.  If you live in a warm climate, you might not understand that analogy, but think of pictures you’ve seen of people in a cold winter.  This stitch takes a lot of space and grabs attention in an embroidery piece.  There are many different …

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purple chain stitch embroidery.

Chain Stitch

Chain stitch is like a nice pair of boots. It adds texture, colour and interest to a piece without drawing all the attention to itself.  It is basically a bunch of lazy daisy stitches together in a row.  Putting a bunch together makes it more of a background stitch compared to lazy daisies that yell …

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blue feather stitch embroidery.

Feather Stitch

Feather stitch is probably my favourite stitch to do.  It is just fun.  It is the sundress of embroidery stitches.  It can be casual for the beach or the park or it could dress up for church or a wedding.  It is versatile and doesn’t take a lot of effort.

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